Grandad Was A Romantic

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Director: Maryam Mohajer
Producer: Maryam Mohajer
Screenwriter: Maryam Mohajer

My grandad was a romantic. He once saw a picture of my granny and realised that she was the love of his life. One day he decided to go meet her.
It’s about relationships and how the love stories of my grandparents’ generation in Iran are always so romantic, spontaneous and dramatic. They sound a lot like fairy tales; fairy tales that depending on who the narrator is, could change form quite dramatically. In my films I’d like to show different people from different backgrounds simply as human beings; in every corner of the world, we all fall in love, we all may do crazy things for love and we all laugh at a good joke. At the time when there’s so much talk about ‘building walls’ and ‘sending people back where they came from’, I think it’s nice to see how similar we all are no matter where we come from.

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