A film in several episodes with Bijan Daneshmand and Mania Akbari, exposing some of the issues of men and women within the confines of tradition and family life in Iran. Each episode ...
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A film in several episodes with Bijan Daneshmand and Mania Akbari, exposing some of the issues of men and women within the confines of tradition and family life in Iran. Each episode displays a different form of male/female interaction. The placing of the actors in a moving vehicle or against a moving back drop signifies the movement of life despite all the obstacles in its way. The film deals with the roots of dependencies, limitations, power struggles and conflict that are the familiar stuff of life of couples in the Middle East. Written by
Setareh Moayed Sabeti
Had its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival September 2004 where it was awarded the Best Film - Venezia Cinema Digitale. Subsequently the film has been selected and screened at the following Film Festivals: Los Angeles AFI FEST International Feature Competition, Vancouver- New Cinema, Sao Paulo- Young Directors, India, Gijon-Spain, Zagreb. In December 2004 it was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for the Spirit of Freedom, International Film Competition at the Bahamas International Film Festival. See more »
very interesting Iranian film showing the problems a couple face.
I first saw this film at Vancouver Film Festival 2004. A very interesting Iranian film by woman director Mania Akbari, previously known for her role in Ten by Abbas Kiarostami. A couple: Bijan Daneshmand and Mania Akbari perform their roles with such reality that I was feeling as though I was present. One feels uncomfortable at times due to the sincerity that subjects are explored. A change from previous Iranian films- here we see they have relationship and marital problems similar to those we have in the West. Whether it is about jealousy, abortion, dancing with another person, homosexuality, sexuality and so on. In the West the image we have of the East and Muslim countries is based on what we see on the news and the odd documentary. This is a lovely change. An excellent film with a very high level of performance by Akbari and Daneshmand.
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