My Favorite Cake (کیک محبوب من)

Thursday, June 6th, 2024, 19.00 hrs

Feature film
Iran, France, Sweden, Germany 2024
97 minutes
Director: Maryam Moghaddam, Behtash Sanaeeha
Performers: Lily Farhadpour, Esmail Mehrabi

Original version in Farsi with English subtitles.

Seventy-year-old Mahin has lived alone since the death of her husband and is connected to her daughter and grandchildren in Europe via Ipad. All in all, a lonely affair and so Mahin sets out in search of a man – a lover! But it has to be the right one, whom she finally finds in the amiable Faramarz, who works as a cab driver and no longer expects much from life. “My Favourite Cake” screened in competition at the Berlinale, but the directing duo were not allowed to leave Iran.

Followed by a discussion with the lead actress Lily Farhadpour (requested).

Directors

Maryam Moghaddam (*in Tehran) and Behtash Sanaeeha (*in Shiraz) worked together for the first time on Saneeha’s debut film Risk of Acid Rain (2015); her Ballad of a White Cow premiered in the 2021 Berlinale Competition, as did “My Favourite Cake”