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Canaan (2008)

Mina has decided to leave her older husband Morteza after ten years of marriage. Next Monday will be her divorce date, which means her first step towards her goal; immigration. However, the... See full summary »

Director:

Mani Haghighi

Writers:

Mani Haghighi, Alice Munro (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mohammad Reza Forutan ... Morteza
Taraneh Alidoosti ... Mina
Afsaneh Bayegan ... Azar
Bahram Radan ... Ali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hasan Majuni Hasan Majuni ... (as Hasan Ma'juni)
Naqi Seif-Jamali Naqi Seif-Jamali
Mohsen Shah-Ebrahimi Mohsen Shah-Ebrahimi ... Doctor
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Storyline

Mina has decided to leave her older husband Morteza after ten years of marriage. Next Monday will be her divorce date, which means her first step towards her goal; immigration. However, the arrival of her older sister, Azar, together with the illness of her mother in law is causing her trouble. To her surprise, meanwhile, she finds out she is pregnant. Written by p.a

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Drama

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Leila Hatami was first choice for the role of Mina but turned it down because she was pregnant. See more »

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To leave, or not to leave – that is the question
29 October 2008 | by a-banijaniSee all my reviews

Dumping her husband in order to emigration to Canada, Mina (my beloved Taraneh Alidoosti) faces some new aspects of life which may change her decision. Her desperate sister, Azar (Afsaneh Bayegan) comes back from Sweden after a long time and Mina's helpless how to inform her and her husband, Morteza (Mohammad Reza Forutan) that she's pregnant. Azar once had an unsuccessful suicide and Mina needs to prevent her to do it again. All the happenings lead Mina to make a pledge… The first officially released film of Mani Haghighi, undeniably has the traces of the screenwriter (Asghar Farhadi) who has directed some appreciated movies . The actors are all great and believable, especially Taraneh Alidoosti, though they say the role of Mina was supposed to be played by Leila Hatami, at first. And the theme music reminded me the cold ambiance of Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. In one word, Canaan is another Iranian drama which is trying to show some unseen sides of Iranian life, made by a professional cast and crew. Worth watching!


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Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1 October 2008 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Kanaan See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Hedayat Film See more »
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Runtime:

(35 mm)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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