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Shirin (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 January 2012 (Iran)
A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth ... See full summary »

Director:

Abbas Kiarostami

Writer:

Farideh Golbou
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Credited cast:
Mahnaz Afshar ... Woman in audience
Pegah Ahangarani ... Woman in audience
Taraneh Alidoosti ... Woman in audience
Kamand Amir Soleymani Kamand Amir Soleymani ... Woman in audience
Khatereh Asadi Khatereh Asadi ... Woman in audience
Vishka Asayesh ... Woman in audience
Darya Ashoori ... Woman in audience
Ra'na Azadivar Ra'na Azadivar ... Woman in audience
Pantea Bahram ... Woman in audience
Pouri Baneai ... Woman in audience
Afsaneh Bayegan ... Woman in audience
Juliette Binoche ... Woman in Audience
Afsaneh Chehreh Azad Afsaneh Chehreh Azad ... Woman in audience
Shaghayegh Dehghan Shaghayegh Dehghan ... Woman in audience
Sahar Dolatshahi ... Woman in audience
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A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth century, put on stage by Kiarostami. The development of the text -- long a favorite in Persia and the Middle East -- remains invisible to the viewer of the film, the whole story is told by the faces of the women watching the show. Written by Venice Film Festival

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

18 January 2012 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

Ширин See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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A conceptual poem
23 January 2013 | by colin-657See all my reviews

This is only my second Kiarotami film, the first was Certified Copy, 20 minutes into that I was going to give up, mainly because HE the character infuriated me beyond belief. I stayed with it and was soon after totally immersed. Approaching this film, I now was forewarned that I would be asked to think and reflect, to that end I had not read any prior comments. The set up is easy to understand; a room full of actresses watching a well known play, but that is the premise only, at least I could be aware that it could not possibly be happening in real time and this was a performance of a performance, the reactions are staged as much as the play we do not see. Where does its meaning reside I do not really know nor want to know, you can give it a feminist meaning, a political meaning and aesthetic meaning and surely it is all of these and perhaps more or perhaps less, Asking for meaning almost always diminishes true art


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