Keyke mahboobe man

My Favourite Cake
The 70-year-old Mahin has been living alone in Tehran since her husband died and her daughter left for Europe. One afternoon, tea with friends leads her to break her solitary routine and revitalise her love life. But as Mahin opens herself up to a new romance, what begins as an unexpected encounter quickly evolves into an unpredictable, unforgettable evening.
by Maryam Moghaddam & Behtash Sanaeeha
with Lily Farhadpour, Esmail Mehrabi
Iran / France / Sweden / Germany 2024 Farsi, Subtitles: English, German 97' Colour World premiere


  • Lily Farhadpour (Mahin)
  • Esmail Mehrabi (Esmail)


DirectorsMaryam Moghaddam, Behtash Sanaeeha
ScreenplayBehtash Sanaeeha, Maryam Moghaddam
CinematographyMohammad Haddadi
EditingAta Mehrad, Behtash Sanaeeha, Ricardo Saraiva
MusicHenrik Nagy
Sound DesignHossein Ghoorchian
SoundAbdolreza Heydari, Iman Baziyar
Sound MixingPhilippe Grivel
Production DesignMaryam Moghaddam, Amir Hivand
CostumesMaryam Moghaddam, Amir Hivand
Make-UpKamran Khalaj
Assistant DirectorsArash Mashverat, Kiarash Sanaeeha
Production ManagersMeysam Meraji, Majid Karbasian
Post ProductionElsa Cohen
ProducersGholamreza Mousavi, Behtash Sanaeeha, Etienne de Ricaud, Peter Krupenin, Christopher Zitterbart

Produced by

Filmsazan Javan

Teheran, Iran

Caractères Productions

Paris, France


Enskededalen, Sweden

Watchmen Productions

Berlin, Germany

World Sales

Totem Films

Paris, France

Maryam Moghaddam & Behtash Sanaeeha

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 theatres 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.
The two began their collaboration with the screenplay for Risk of Acid Rain. In 2021, their co-directed feature Ballad of a White Cow premiered in the Berlinale Competition.

Filmography (joint works)

2021 Ghasideyeh gave sefid (Ballad of a White Cow) 2024 Keyke mahboobe man

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024


Fri Feb 16 16:00

Berlinale Palast

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Sat Feb 17 18:00

Verti Music Hall

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Sat Feb 17 21:45

Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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Sun Feb 18 12:30

Zoo Palast 1

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Sun Feb 25 19:00

Berlinale Palast

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