Written and directed by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahhab, the movie narrates the story of a mother's undying love, courage and sacrifice.
The story begins in the year 1988, during the Iraq-Iran war. We follow Gilaneh as she says goodbye to her son, Ismail, a volunteer who leaves for the frontlines.
The movie then follows the journey of Gilaneh and her pregnant daughter Meygol from the relative calm of their village to war-torn Tehran in search of Meygol’s husband.
Now much older, in 2003, she has to nurse her once vibrant son after he was gassed by Iraqi forces during the war.
Don’t miss the movie ‘Gilaneh’ tonight at 22:00 GMT. iFilm English TV will also repeat the movie the next day at 04:00, 10:00 and 16:00.