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Middle-aged Shokoo finds out that her ex-husband, Fereydoun, has been placed in a nursing home by their children. She, and her second husband Reza, decide to take care of Fereydoun themselves, but in their own home. This new situation leads to unexpected changes in the lives of all three characters.


Mona Zandi Haghighi was born on October 20, 1972 in Tehran, Iran. She is a writer, director, producer and editor of short films, documentaries and feature films. Her art works belong to the cinema of post-revolutionary Iran, which focuses on contemporary social issues within Persian culture. AFRICAN VIOLET is her second feature after ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON (2006) which she directed after around 13 years. Mona worked with numbers of Iranian film directors as editor and assistant director before making her own films, including the pioneer female filmmaker, Rakhshan Bani-E’temad.

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    93 minutes
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  • Director
    Mona Zandi Haghighi
  • Screenwriter
    Hamidreza Bababeigi (based on the story by Mona Zandi Haghighi)
  • Producer
    Alireza Shojanouri
  • Cast
    Fatemeh Motamed Aria, Saeed Aghakhani, and Reza Babak