Asian Cinema Competition


Original Title : Bi-Madar
Director : Seyyed Morteza Fatemi
Country : Iran
Language : Farsi
Duration : 84 minutes
Year : 2022
Asian Cinema Competition


An educated, middle aged couple, Amir Ali and Marjan, lead a quiet life. When Marjan insists on renting a womb and a surrogate mother enters their life, unintentionally they go through different tests and face moral dilemmas.

Seyyed Morteza Fatemi


Born in 1983 in Tehran, SeyyedMortezaFatemi, writer, director, producer and TV host, is a graduate in Petroleum Engineering and PHD student of Political Philosophy. He started his career as a journalist and through the years of his activity, worked as editor in chief in a number of weeklies and news agencies. Then Fatemi entered Iranian Television and pursued his career as creator of Talk Shows and TV Series – including “Dark Intelligence” which won the Best TV Crime Drama Award in Moscow International Festival DetectiveFEST.


Amir Aghaei
Mitra Hajjar
Pardis Pourabedini
Pejman Jamshidi


Director: Seyyed Morteza Fatemi
Producer: Mohammad Reza Mesbah, Ali Oji
Editor: Mohammad Najjarian
Screenplay: Seyyed Morteza Fatemi
Dialogues: Seyyed Morteza Fatemi
DOP: Masoud Salami
Sound: Hossein Ghourchian
Music: Bamdad Afshar

Awards & Nominations

Dhaka International Film Festival 2023 – Best Film
Crossing the Screen 2023