Real-life husband and wife Kiomars Giti and Sharareh Pasha star as a hearing-impaired couple suddenly left with the responsibility of caring for their nephew. While visiting her sister and brother-in-law, the boy’s mother and father argue in the middle of the night and drive away. The following day, the boy rides with his aunt and uncle searching for his parents. Director Farshbaf fashions a consistently surprising and blackly comic road trip that "herald[s] the arrival of a major new Iranian talent.”—British Film Institute
Mourning is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2012 film series.