Private Project

Winter Threshold

In Iran, Mahsa's family faces unexpected challenges. Her dedication to her son Kasra's education, despite her lack of formal schooling, becomes a powerful testament to a mother's commitment. Throughout this journey, Mahsa discovers not only her potential for growth but also her own needs and desires. As she looks back, she realizes that her marriage was the biggest mistake of her life, though she had long harbored this fear of confessing it.

Despite these deeply personal revelations, Mahsa's story underscores the enduring strength of family bonds. Her unwavering love and determination strengthen her connection with Kasra and help her navigate the complexities of her own life. This inspirational narrative highlights the lifelong nature of education and the transformative power of maternal devotion, reminding us that, even in the face of adversity, family ties remain a source of resilience and support.

  • Soudabeh Beizaei
  • Soudabeh beizaei
  • Mahnaz Tafaghi
  • Soudabeh Beizaei
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  • Genres:
    Family, Women rights, education, lockdown, addiction, Childeren
  • Runtime:
    54 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Director Biography - Soudabeh Beizaei

Soodabeh Beiza’ee is a Persian literature graduate from Ahvaz University. She started her career by playing in feature films. Then she began writing screenplays. While she was doing research for a screenplay, she became interested in the documentary cinema. Like My Name Pegah is her first short documentary.

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Director Statement

As a woman director in Iranian society, my film explores the struggles and resilience of women like Mahsa, who face societal expectations and limited opportunities. Through her story, I aim to showcase the transformative power of a mother's love and determination. Despite challenges, Mahsa defies limitations, proving that education is a lifelong journey that transcends traditional classrooms. I seek to challenge stereotypes, foster empathy, and empower viewers to recognize the profound impact of a mother's dedication on shaping a brighter future.