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Jamileh Sheikhi ...
Reza's Mother
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Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love, they get married soon only to find out the infertility of Leila. That's when Reza's authoritative mother starts wheedling Leila to persuade Reza into second marriage for the sake of having a grandchild. Leila accepts at first but is unaware of her own strain threshold. Written by Hossein sr

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The tragedy of a love torn apart by each partner's overeagerness to please the other.

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$5,294 (USA) (14 May 1999)

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$50,133 (USA) (13 August 1999)
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Leila: God has not given me a child. Instead He has given me the gift of eternal patience and endurance.
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Brilliant, heartbreaking
22 September 2001 | by (White Plains, USA) – See all my reviews

Most Iranian movies I've seen so far seem to deal with simple emotions among poor people (e.g. boy looking for friend's house in the next village to return notebook). Leila's characters, freed from the struggle for survival, display a full range of human emotions and complexities. Brilliantly acted, scripted, edited.


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