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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Mahnaz Afshar ... Woman in audience
Pegah Ahangarani ... Woman in audience
Taraneh Alidoosti ... Woman in audience
Kamand Amirsoleimani ... Woman in audience (as Kamand Amir Soleymani)
Khatereh Asadi Khatereh Asadi ... Woman in audience
Vishka Asayesh ... Woman in audience
Darya Ashoori ... Woman in audience
Ra'na Azadivar ... Woman in audience
Pantea Bahram ... Woman in audience
Pouri Baneai ... Woman in audience
Afsaneh Bayegan ... Woman in audience
Shirin Bina ... Woman in audience
Juliette Binoche ... Woman in Audience
Afsaneh Chehreh Azad Afsaneh Chehreh Azad ... Woman in audience
Shaghayegh Dehghan ... 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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Drama

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Trivia

According to some reports, the women were filmed individually in Kiarostami's living room, with the director asking them to cast their gaze at a mere series of dots above the camera. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Taste of Shirin (2008) See more »

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a movie within another movie
27 December 2012 | by delicate-paradiseSee all my reviews

it was the most awful movie you may watch in your whole life and I guarantee it.you want to kill yourself while watching.life is short.don't waste your time on such a disaster ever made.the story is ...let me say that there is no story,its just some actors who watch another movie and you have to watch their faces and the whole movie is this.it continue to the end ,maybe its good for a psychiatrist who want to study their character or their personality,I can't really say it was a movie.it was not.some people in Iran says oh this is conceptual art and you cant get it.its for special people(themselves) but when a work has a meaning behind it you can understand.it doesn't have such a thing.it doesn't even have a story line,a structure and a result.


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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

18 January 2012 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,302
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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