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Ten, the latest film by Iranian master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, focuses on ten conversations between a female driver in Tehran and the passengers in her car. Her exchanges with her young son, a jilted bride, a prostitute, a women on her way to prayer and others, shed light on the lives and emotions of these women whose voices are seldom heard. Written by
"Ten" makes the third Iranian film I have seen. I was very impressed with the last two I saw and so I decided to see this one and I was not disappointed.
Abbas Kiarostami gives "reality tv" (movie ?) a whole new meaning by having a mini camera installed on the dashboard of a car to video tape what appears to be a woman's daily driving routine.
There are ten segments that are video taped (hence the title of the movie) as she drives to and from her daily activities.
First off, we get to see her and her son, Amin, discussing her divorce from Amin's father and how displeased Amin is with the fact that they divorced. Amin, of course, is bitter, as most children are who have had to live thru a divorce. He desperately wants to go live with his father.
Two more times throughout the movie we see Amin and his mother furthering their discussion and we get to see how their relationship continues to deteriorate.
Amin's mother and her sister are seen in one segment discussing Amin and his behavior and the aunt even gives her opinion that it might be better for the boy to go live with the father on a full time basis for a while.
We also see Amin's mother give an old lady a lift to a mauseliam so the old lady can go do her religious rituals.
Amin's mother also gives a lift to a hooker and talks with her for a while in hopes to get her to chose a different life.
All in all, the movie shows a deeply sensitive woman who wants to help others and be there for her son while being her own person.
It's truly a heart felt movie to see how caring she is even though her relationship with her son appears doomed.
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