An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two ... See full summary »
Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love, they get married soon only to find out the infertility of Leila. That's when Reza's ... See full summary »
Roya, Farzins's mother, has left her husbands. As young Farzin quits university, accidentally he meets a girl from a wealthy family who is the manager of an NGO. Aware of farzin's ... See full summary »
A sharp-edged look at people who live outside the constraints of Islamic law. In her fourth feature, director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad tells the tragic story of a love triangle. Afagh, an aging... 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 »
A young forensic psychiatrist visits an old friend whose fiancee ROYA has been accused of murder. Though he learns about ROYA's psychological disorders, the more he finds, the firmer he insists on her innocence.
After 22 years, Aziz decides to return to his hometown, to sell some family possessions, including the house where he was born. But for his astonishment, the place is now a small restaurant... 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 »
What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to ... 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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