Genre Drama
Runtime 107 minutes
Year 2021
Country The Netherlands
Language Persian
Subtitles Dutch
Director Kaweh Modiri
Producer BALDR Film, Det Danske Filminstitut, IGC Films
Scenario Kaweh Modiri
Cast Jasmin Tabatabai, Mohsen Namjoo, Shabnam Toloui
Director Kaweh Modiri based the film and the book of the same name on the life of his own mother. The story crosses borders and generations, from the politically turbulent 1980s in Iran to contemporary Europe – a Europe that often seems calm and tranquil, but is home to countless unspoken stories.

As part of the Month of Respect, the Municipality of Gorinchem is organizing a film evening in collaboration with IFFG. We would like to welcome you to the film Mitra and would love to talk to you afterwards.

37 years after her daughter Mitra was murdered in Iran, Haleh now leads a successful and peaceful life in the Netherlands. Everything is turned upside down when Leyla, Mitra's traitor, is suspected of showing up. The woman has only recently moved to the Netherlands and is now a loving mother herself. She doesn't seem to recognize Haleh, is this Leyla? With the help of her brother Bohsen, Haleh tries to find out the truth.

Afterwards there will be a discussion with Wendy Springer of the Municipality of Gorinchem, in which the theme of the film is discussed in more detail.

19:30 uur       Filmcafé open
20:15 uur       Start film
22:00 uur       Aftertalk 
22:30 uur       Drink in the filmcafé

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