The Cork-based Silver Mountain Distribution, sales and marketing division of Carey Fitzgerald’s Silver Mountain Productions, have announced the launch of Iranian LGBTQ+ film Son Of Man.
Directed by Iranian filmmaker Sepideh Mir Hosseini, Son Of Man is inspired by the true story of a friend of hers who transitioned. Silver Mountain will be supporting the festival campaigning and international distribution for the film in the aim of a release in the months ahead.
The film follows the story of an Iranian woman, Azar, who following her divorce gives birth to a baby girl, Armita. With the support of her only friend Azar transitions, becoming Ahoura and bringing Armita up as her father. They enjoy a loving and close relationship with Armita believing her mother Azar had died when she was a baby. The secrets of the past appeared to be buried forever until Armita’s biological father, Bahman appears in Tehran from Italy to claim paternity and to reveal all, threatening to tear their whole world apart.
The film was financed and produced by Vahid Dalili’s Dalili Group and stars Behnam Sharafi, Majid Potki, Paria Mardanian and Hadi Eftekharzadeh. The collaboration with SMP was negotiated and agreed by SMP’s Ronald de Neef, the film’s Producer Vahid Dalili and Producer & Director Sepideh Hosseini.
Speaking on the film, director Sepideh Hosseini commented:
“I am so pleased that this important film is being launched into the world markets. Using the story and lived experience of my friend and incorporating real events which we reconstructed in Son Of Man I intend to raise much needed awareness and encourage the world to confront and openly discuss the plight of the transgender community around the world. It is so important that we share the language and common pain of humanity and get the world to defend the transgender view. Maybe if we all join hands the whole world can help to bring about change.”
SMP Creative Director Dominique Murphy – de Neef added:
“LGBTQIA+ rights need to be fought for from every corner of the world. This film is an incredible piece of work that sheds light on the discrimination that transgender people are subjected to. We still live in a world where transgender people are marginalised by members of our society for being who they are. The lack of understanding and support in today’s society is unacceptable and this is why films like Son Of Man are so crucial. This film highlights the transgender experience alongside beautiful cinematography and powerful performances.”
SMP are currently working on the worldwide Festival Campaign for Son Of Man and hope to announce further news on that as well as the worldwide distribution plans shortly.
You can check out the trailer for Son Of Man for an early look below.