Winner, Achievement in Directing, 2007
Less than excited to see the video her fiance sent from Toronto, where he’s temporarily based before he returns home to marry her, Sara (Bani-Etemad’s daughter, Baran Kosari) seems to be getting cold feet. In their nice high-rise Tehran apartment, Sara and mom Sima (Bita Farahi) share a few loving moments, but Sara slinks off.
Sima is no dummy, and knows — before the audience does — what’s going on. Sara returns having gotten a heroin fix, despite fact that she receives regular methadone treatments.
Sima decides she must drive Sara to a drug center near the Caspian Sea north of Tehran, and the pic becomes a grueling road movie as mother and daughter try to get to their destination in one piece.