Category: Drama

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The May Lady is about the tribulations of a 42-year­old divorcee caught between motherhood and womanhood in a society where values are constantly changing. The protago­nist, Forough Kia, is a filmmaker assigned to make a TV documentary on the subject of the perfect Iranian mother. Her name sets the tone of the story: it brings […]

Children of Heaven (1997)

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On September 4, 2010

One of the most successful Ira­nian films in the West, Majid Majidi’s Children of Heaven received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film. It opens with eight-year-old Ali losing his

Sara (1993)

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On November 29, 2009

Dariush Mehrjui is one of the most accomplished filmmakers of Iran, and earned international recognition in the 1970s with Gav / The Cow (1969) which heralded the Iranian New Wave. Mehrjui gained the

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Two Women (1998)

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In Drama
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On November 29, 2009
Two Women tells the story of two school friends, intelli­gent and beautiful Fereshteh from a modest background and the more privileged Roya. (Their names, respectively, mean ‘angel’ and ‘dream’ in Farsi.) Fereshteh’s student life in Tehran becomes a nightmare when a demented stalker carry­ing a knife and a vial of acid begins to harass her. […]
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