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 ... See full summary »

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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

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Fantastic film about a man and a woman in middle east- their life and issues
27 October 2004 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

This film is one that when you leave the cinema, you go on talking about it for days to come. It engages you. Seven conversations between a man and a woman: played by Bijan Daneshmand and Mania Akbar. They are not just conversations, they are energy charged , emotionally engaging conversations, ending sometimes in a fight or massive argument. As a viewer you get very involved, Filmed beautifully, you do not feel the presence, the existence of a camera. It flows so smoothly. The part played by the man is challenging , portraying this insecure person, and yet a man that wants to be seen strong, a middle eastern man. Pretending that he likes to give freedom to his partner, but when it really that freedom is requested, it is denied. An impressive performance by Daneshmand. Mani Akbar, seen in "Ten" over 2 years ago, gives a good solid performance as a young woman wanting more freedom and movement in her life. Highly recommended film.


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