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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
Leila is a movie of extreme eloquence, if possible do not read the rest of this review. See the movie first, you'll be glad you did.
When people speak of Dariush Mehrjui's films what comes. across most often is his ability to paint. complex relationships and emotions without skipping a beat in the film's rythm or pace. Sounds artsy right? But it's true. Leila is a movie with such compassion and tenderness that you can feel. your stomach knot with every event that Leila endures. The film is paced so well and ends so eloquently that (trust me) you don't want to be disturbed by any other sights or sounds for a long time after. Leila is a young iranian girl, in the a social throes, something that she has no choice about. Wish i could summarise the story, but saying anything will give away too much. Especially since the movie is comprised of a series of interlinked events, and any passage of time can only be measured by Leila's everyday agony.
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