Lemon Cake (Sepideh Khosrowjah) USA

Lemon Cake
Sepideh Khosrowjah
USA. 2019. 9,30 min

In black and white 1920s silent film style. On the day of her birthday, Sara feels sad and lonely. All of a sudden, two women from the Ministry of Old Women (MOOW), Joyce and Annie, are visiting Sara at her house unexpectedly.


Sepideh Khosrowjah is an Iranian/American playwright, theatre director, and filmmaker. She is the co-founder of Iranian/American theatre group, Darvag, in Berkeley, California. In 2008, a collection of her plays was published in Iran. Her plays, such as Early Bird, The Beginning of a Cold Season, and others, have been performed in the U.S., Europe, and Iran.   In 2013, her play, In Memory of Kazem Ashtari, was selected and performed at the Fajr International Theatre Festival. She is currently an MFA candidate in cinema at San Francisco State University. In 2019, she made her second short film, Lemon Cake.  She is the recipient of the MFA Award for the Marcus Culminating Funds for Fall 2020.