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 »
Mohammad Reza Forutan,
Hassan is a student of Religious /Islamic school and is about to be dressed as a missioner .In such a time when his other mates are excited and are getting ready to be formally dressed and ... See full summary »
Maryam (Negar Javaherian) and Reza (Shahab Hosseini) are different from other people, it's not just a simple difference, but a very big difference. They must try to prove to others they ... See full summary »
The Mahmoodies live in an old large house, having traditional values and beliefs. They have decided to renovate the building. Mrs. Mahmoodi's niece arrives with her architect husband to ... See full summary »
Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the... See full summary »
Fifteen year old Taraneh, whose widowed father is in jail, refuses the unwanted attentions of carpet salesman Amir - until Amir's mother talks Taraneh into accepting Amir's marriage ... See full summary »
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.
A piano teacher (Mahnaz Afshar) faced with a major event in her personal life, some secrets of her husband life is revealed ... In a two-way decision, she must either make her choice in ... See full summary »
Mohammad is sent to an apartment situated in uptown Tehran to install their satellite dishes, while having satellite TV is illegal in Iran. He arrives there with a girl named Shirin who ... See full summary »
Bani Etemad made "Under the City's Skin" in 2001. Back there, she pointed out deep problems of the society after 1997 election. Although was mostly about the city of Tehran, it managed to bring the difficulties of living in a clerical society to the silver screen where a completely different story is going on under skin. While "Under the City's Skin" was mostly about the working class of the society, "Khoon Bazi" points on a different class. Sara and her family don't seem to have any kind of financial problems. Unlike many of the Iranian movies about the matter of addiction, this time a young girl of the upper class is facing a tragedy. She nervously watches her fiancé dancing with a doll wearing her wedding dress. Being happy of her upcoming wedding, her bipolar behavior intensifies during the journey with her mother. Mother also has a different behavior in comparison with typical Iranian women previously seen in such movies. She tries to understand her daughter and fix the problem in order to not letting her break inside. But, she sometimes fails to fill the huge generation gap; a gap like an ocean between the life of socially successful mother and her daughter's absurd one. "Khoon Bazi" barely tries to find the roots of the problem though it sometimes gets close to this matter. It just magnifies the problem in order to let it be seen. "Khoon Bazi" even does not have a clear ending. It is not important if Sara gets well or not; addiction remains and might hit a wider range.
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