Gilane (2005)



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Dreams fade as bombs fall in directing duo Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Mohsen Abdolvahab's tale of a mother whose hopes for a bright future for her two children are forever dashed by the horrors of war. The year is 1988, and Iraqi bombs are laying waste to Tehran. In the Iranian countryside, concerned mother Gilaneh (Fatemeh Motamed Arya) watches helplessly as her son Ismaeel (Bahram Radan) marches off to war and her pregnant daughter, Maygol (Baran Kosari), vows to travel to the war-torn Iranian … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Only occasionally effective in its telling of a loving mother's frustrated attempts to clean up her daughter's act.

Full Review… | September 25, 2006
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A universal antiwar message film.

Full Review… | August 21, 2007
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