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Roxana (2018)

A groundbreaking feature film, both in style and content. A riveting live action story is presented in a new animation style that helps illustrate how moral lines can be blurred by ... See full summary »

Director:

Elahe Massumi
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1 win & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Lara Wolf ... Roxana
Mary Apick ... Roxana (voice)
Eric Etebari ... Amir
Parviz Sayyad Parviz Sayyad ... Amir (voice)
Misti Dawn Garritano ... Guard
Nina Nayebi ... Guard (voice)
Gladys Allue Gladys Allue ... Roxana Mather
Dea Mirov Dea Mirov ... Little Roxana
Paulina Simkin ... Susan
Sade Namei Sade Namei ... Woman 1
Gregory Cole Gregory Cole ... Roxana Father
Mark Radel Mark Radel ... Roxana Brother
Jack Dimich ... Mahar
Rick Massumi Rick Massumi ... Revolutionary Judge
Cesar Chelala Cesar Chelala ... Judge
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A groundbreaking feature film, both in style and content. A riveting live action story is presented in a new animation style that helps illustrate how moral lines can be blurred by necessity. A young female reporter returns to Iran to care for her ailing mother, but is soon drawn into reporting on a forbidden subject - the women and girls who prostitute themselves in sham 'temporary marriages.' Arrested, imprisoned, and beaten by officials who demand that she confess to her 'sins' (of trying to tell the truth), Roxana realizes that the only way to survive is to seduce her interrogator in prison. Amir falls in love with her, and against all odds, gets her released from prison, an act that helps her escape the country at the expense of his own demise. Written by Elahe Massumi

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A truly powerful, insightful drama
18 February 2019 | by katemimeSee all my reviews

I saw Roxana today at London Film Festival International and was really struck by the acting and the plot. What a powerful story showing how easily our freedoms can be taken from us.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Persian

Release Date:

15 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Iran See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Roxy Films See more »
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Stereo (Stereo)

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Color (HD)
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