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The May Lady (1998)

Banoo-Ye Ordibehesht (original title)
Forough Kia is a film-maker who got divorced from her husband many years ago and now is living with her son Maani. She decides to make a documentary about perfect mothers. In order to do so... See full summary »

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Golah Adineh
Minoo Farshchi
Mani Kasraian
Atefeh Razavi
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Forough Kia is a film-maker who got divorced from her husband many years ago and now is living with her son Maani. She decides to make a documentary about perfect mothers. In order to do so she meets many mothers to chose the perfect mother among them. She finally decides to quit making this film because of tiredness but doctor Rahbar wants her to continue. Maani is teasing her every day preventing her from marrying doctor Rahbar but she finally decides that she wants to marry him. Written by Ibrahim

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In order to make this film, the director had to receive government approval. She gave one script up for review, got approval, and filmed another script. See more »

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A lyrical look into the internal life of a woman who could be from anywhere
13 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

This beautiful, lyrical movie takes the viewer into the mind of an intellectual, intelligent woman and the way life as a mother, a woman and a professional feels to her. The internal struggle of the protagonist, which is universal and gender-blind, is made very palpable by the quite, intimate atmosphere of the movie, the great cinematography and the fantastic cast. The main character of the movie is a film maker, and the footage she takes for a future movie is very effectively used to explore the different aspects of the dilemma facing her: where should one draw the line between one's individuality and the relationships with beloved ones? Through ostensible interviews with various women, the movie explores the range of answers given to this question in a touching, intelligent way.


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