Iran, 2020, 93′
Right before Soodeh Sharifzadegan’s second marriage, her 11-year-old son, Matiar is kidnapped. After considerable effort, Soodeh is forced to ask for the ransom money from her ex-husband, Peyman. After Matiar’s release, Soodeh, being curious, comes to the sudden realization that it was all her son’s plan to provide the grounds for his father’s return.
Started filmmaking with short films in 1999. He holds a B.A. in Cinema Directing from Soore University of Tehran in 2005. Mollaie has been the member of several organizations such as Iranian Young Cinema Society (IYCS), the Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds (Khaneh Cinema), member of Board of Directors of Iranian Short Film Association (ISFA) and Directors Guild of Iran. He is known for his first feature movie named Kupal (2017) and short films Delete (2011) and Minus (2009). His second feature film The Badger (2020) is nominated as the Best Film at the 23rd
Shanghai International Film Festival (ASIAN NEW TALENT AWARD) in its world premiere.