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Tomorrow is an important day for Amir. He had participated in an international architecture competition to win the competition with foreign companies. His wife ,Tahereh (Hengameh Ghaziani),... See full summary »
A sensation when released in 1999 in Iran, Two Women charts the lives of two promising architecture students over the course of the first turbulent years of the Islamic Republic. Tahimine ... See full summary »
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On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.
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A Iranian man (Akbar Abdi) stuck in Turkey, desperately wants to get a VISA to go to America. He starts dressing up as a woman in hopes of marrying an American man to get American citizenship, but he starts having doubts and...
Arous-e atash (2000) written and directed by Khosrow Sinai, was shown in the U.S. with the title "Bride of Fire." The film is set in modern-day Iran, but the contrast between the sophisticated urban culture and the isolated rural culture of that country is incredibly great.
The protagonist is a young woman, portrayed by the lovely Ghazal Sarami, who has just completed medical school. She returns to visit her isolated small village, and is basically trapped--physically and mentally--by the tradition that she must marry her first cousin. If she does so, she will not only enter into a loveless marriage, but she'll be expected to accept the highly restricted role assigned to women.
Her aunt, played brilliantly by Salimeh Rangzan, initially encourages her to accept the inevitable. In the course of the movie, the aunt must reflect on her own life, and decide where her loyalties lie.
This is not a happy film. Apparently, it's based on a true story, and that's even more depressing. Still, it will hold your attention from beginning to end, and it's definitely worth seeking out. We saw this movie at the Rochester High Falls International Film Festival. If you can't find it at a theater, it will work almost as well on a small screen.
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