My Favourite Cake
کیک محبوب من

70-year-old Mahin resides alone in Tehran following her husband’s passing and her daughter’s departure for Europe. However, an ordinary afternoon tea with friends leads her to disrupt her solitary routine, sparking a rejuvenation of her love life. As Mahin embarks on a new romantic journey, what begins as a chance encounter swiftly unfolds into an unpredictable and unforgettable evening.

Crackling with the bold energy of the ‘Woman, Life, Freedom Movement’, My Favorite Cake encapsulates the spirit of persistence and liberation. The film tenderly portrays an Iranian woman’s yearning for romance, infused with a subtle yet potent political undertone. Against the backdrop of governmental restrictions on women’s rights, the film delicately navigates the complexities of love and freedom. While the blossoming romance between two elderly individuals is captivating, it also carries inherent risks.

Actor, screenwriter and filmmaker Maryam Moghaddam was born in Tehran, Iran. She studied at the Performing Arts School of Gothenburg in Sweden, has worked as an actor in various Swedish theaters and has starred in Iranian films including Closed Curtain (2013) by Jafar Panahi and Kambuzia Partovi which won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the 2013 Berlinale.

Behtash Sanaeeha was born in Shiraz, Iran and began to write screenplays after completing a degree in architecture. He has made several short films and commercials. His debut feature, Risk of Acid Rain (2015), screened at international festivals.

In 2021, their co-directed feature Ballad of a White Cow premiered in the Berlinale Competition.

Sun Apr 28, 2024 | 18:30

Red Lotus 2024

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Iran, France, Sweden, Germany 2024
97 Min | Color | Farsi with English subtitles

Directed by Maryam MOGHADDAM, Behtash SANAEEHA

Script Maryam MOGHADDAM, Behtash SANAEEHA Cinematography Mohammad HADDADI Editing Ata MEHRAD, Behtash SANAEEHA, Ricardo SARAIVA Sound Abdolreza HEYDARI, Iman BAZIYAR Music Henrik NAGY Production design Maryam MOGHADDAM, Amir HIVAND
World sales Totem Films
Distribution in Austria Alamode Film x Polyfilm

Film Still: My Favourite Cake

My Favourite Cake © Alamode Film