“Displaying great mastery of craft, this incredibly ambitious film excels in its direction, performances, sound, and picture, with every frame exhibiting love and intention. The jury is pleased to present the Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian Short Film to Motherland directed by Jasmin Mozaffari. The film left us with one word collectively: wow.”
- TIFF Short Cuts Jury 2023
During 1979 at the height of the Iran Hostage crisis, Babak goes on a trip to meet his fiancé’s parents and ends up confronting the realities of what it means to be an Iranian immigrant in a patriotic post-Vietnam America.
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