Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.
Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is left distraught when she comes across a provincial girl's video plea for help, after her family prevents her from taking up her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help with the young girl's troubles. They travel by car to the rural northwest, where they have amusing encounters with the charming and generous folk of the girl's mountain village. But Behnaz and Jafar also discover that old traditions die hard.Written by
It is filmed in a remote Turkish-Azeri-speaking part of Iran where Panahi's parents hail from. See more »
Listen, it's you who see,but I think you were very hard with her. People here are not used to that.They get upset quickly and forget even faster. Since we're going back there, try to make amends. But it's up to you.
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Story: An Iranian girl wants to be an actress & gets a famous Iranian actress to investigate her desire.
A relatively tame presentation of the issue. I've seen many movies on what young females, wherever they may be (including unlikely Western democracies), face to maintain family honor though obedience & marriage, e.g. coercion, shaming, disowning, punishment, imprisonment, & death. "A women who wants to study dishonors her family." "God blesses families with a son." "Marriage would make her forget about studies."
Others to watch: "Difret", "A Suitable Girl", "What Will People Say", "He Named Me Malala".
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