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Roozi ke zan shodam (2000)

A film comprised of three interconnected vignettes that depict women at three stages of life in Iran. The first part centers on a young girl on her ninth birthday who is told that she can ... See full summary »

Director:

Marzieh Makhmalbaf (as Marziyeh Meshkini)

Writers:

Marzieh Makhmalbaf (dialogue) (as Marzieh Meshkini), Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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Cast

Cast overview:
Fatemeh Cherag Akhar Fatemeh Cherag Akhar ... Hava
Hassan Nebhan Hassan Nebhan ... Hassan
Shahr Banou Sisizadeh Shahr Banou Sisizadeh ... Mother
Ameneh Passand Ameneh Passand ... Grandmother
Shabnam Toloui Shabnam Toloui ... Ahoo
Sirous Kahvarinegad Sirous Kahvarinegad ... Husband
Moharram Zaynalzadeh Moharram Zaynalzadeh ... Osmann (as Mahram Zeinal Zadeh)
Norieh Mahigiran Norieh Mahigiran ... Rival Cyclist
Azizeh Sedighi Azizeh Sedighi ... Hoora
Badr Iravani Badr Iravani ... Young Boy
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A film comprised of three interconnected vignettes that depict women at three stages of life in Iran. The first part centers on a young girl on her ninth birthday who is told that she can no longer play with the boys she had been playing with only the day before because she is now a woman. Told from the perspective of a 9-year-old girl who does not feel like or know what the word "woman" refers to, we see how devastatingly this affects both the girl and the boy with whom she had been friends. The second part is about a young woman who decides to enter a bicycle race against her husband's wishes. As first, the husband and then increasing numbers of men from her village ride beside her on horseback to convince her to return home. The race begins to symbolize a freedom that she desperately wants from the limitations that have been placed on her. Finally, the third part shows us an old woman who has come into some money and is now free to do what she wants. The way she chooses to use this... Written by Jonathan Beebe <jrbeebe@midway.uchicago.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

8 March 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dagen då jag blev en kvinna See more »

Filming Locations:

Kish Island, Iran

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Box Office

Budget:

$180,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,255, 8 April 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$344,235, 17 June 2001
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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In the first sequence, the lollipop that Hava and Hassan pass between them grows and shrinks in size without regard to the passage of time. See more »

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The best movie I have seen in a long time.
21 January 2002 | by strambiSee all my reviews

Nothing against the American industry, but if you are looking for a Hollywood type of movie try something else. Yes, there is plenty of beauty and fantasy, but not in the American fashion. Here the stories and people and places are very simple (and very deep). Yet, the fantasy is so real that you can very easily transpose it to your own life, regardless if you came from Middle East, Japan or Americas. Well, as long as you have some brains and some subtlety. After I saw this movie I spent weeks thinking about it,and I learned so much. Every single detail of the story, camera work and sound has a meaning.

I read a magazine review critic complaining the movie was boring, specially the first story, in which the girl (according to that critic review) was a very bad actress, concerned about not playing that day, but not showing emotions for what her life was going to be. Does a nine year old girl understand what is "becoming a woman"? Of course not, her understanding was limited to that moment when she was being forbidden to play with her best friend. This is exactly what made the story so universal, I could remember myself (raised on an environment with freedom for women) waiting for the permissions of my mother, desperately waiting for the time of the adults. And inside the critical context of the movie, her lack of understanding of what her life was going to become was also very important. Inside that real life drama, people take care of their everyday lives, and go on. Oh, and so many other meanings and symbols just in this first story. The wind and water (also present in the other two stories), the plastic fish by which she exchanges her chaddor, her little time passing away and she unable to use it and still waiting, her availability, the lollipop teasing across the bar separating her from her boy friend (the *given* pleasure the only control left to her), her mother coming to pick her up, etc.

The other two stories are as good and universal. Even if you live inside a women's lib society, even if you are a man. This movie is a work of art. So, it demands sensibility for understanding it. If you are looking for fast food entertainment, forget about it.


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