Mum's Guest

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Mum's Guest (Mehman-e Maman)
Directed by Dariush Mehrjui
Produced by Dariush Mehrjui
Written by Dariush Mehrjui
Vahideh Mohmmadifar
Houshang Moradi Kermani
Starring Golab Adineh
Parsa Pirouzfar
Amin Hayai
Hasan Pourshirazi
Farideh Sepah-Mansour
Music by Emad Bonakdar
Amin Mirshekari
Cinematography Touraj Mansouri
Edited by Mahdi Hosseinivand
Distributed by Sima Film
Release date
  • 22 July 2004 (2004-07-22)
Running time
103 minutes
Country Iran
Language Persian

Mum's Guest (Persian: مهمان مامان‎‎, translit. Mehman-e Maman, Romanized as Mehmān-e Māmān) is a 2004 Iranian family comedy film directed by Dariush Mehrjui. It is based on a book of the same name by Iranian author, Houshang Moradi Kermani. It was commissioned by Sima Film, the film studio of Iranian national broadcaster, IRIB. It did very well at the Iranian box office and won a number of prizes at the 22nd Fajr Film Festival.


Mrs. Effat (Golab Adineh), a mother of two, receives word that her nephew and his wife are going to be visiting. Despite not being wealthy, Mr. Effat tries to prepare a respectable dinner party with the help of her cinema loving husband, Mr. Effat (Hasan Pourshirazi) and her two children. Amir and Bahareh. Meanwhile the Effat's drug addict neighbour, Yusuf (Parsa Pirouzfar) is desperate for some drugs after his wife has flushed his stash down the toilet. The eccentric old lady (Farideh Sepah-Mansour) who takes care of her chicken is also not making things much easier...

Awards and nominations[edit]

22nd Fajr International Film Festival:

  • Won: Best Picture
  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role: (Hasan Pourshirazi)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role: (Golab Adineh)
  • Nominated: Best Director: Dariush Mehrjui
  • Nominated: Best Screenplay: Dariush Mehrjui, Vahideh Mohammadifar and Houshang Moradi Kermani
  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Parsa Pirouzfar)
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Farideh Sepah-Mansour)
  • Nominated: Best Costume & Set Design (Mohsen Shah-Ebrahimi)
  • Nominated: Best Sound Recording (Jahangir Mirshekari)
  • Nominated: Best Makeup: (Mahin Navidi)

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