I'm Taraneh, 15 (2002)

I'm Taraneh, 15


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An intense personal drama documenting a young woman's choices in modern day Iran, Rasul Sadrameli's Man, taraneh, panzdah sal daram (aka I'm Taraneh, 15) finds a young woman in the difficult situation of becoming a single mother. Her widowed father serving time in jail, fifteen-year-old Taraneh (Taraneh Alidoosti) avoids the unwanted advances of carpet salesman Amir until the suitor's mother convinces the young girl to accept his offer of marriage. Quickly realizing that their marriage is doomed … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (6)

A strong entry in the recent plethora of Iranian neo-realist films.

January 11, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Sadr-Ameli opts for a tone of distanced objectivity, where melodramatic revelations are slow-pedaled; his documentary background is evident in the detailed portrait of institutional sexism and an even-handed struggle with the ethics of abortion.

Full Review… | January 10, 2006
Village Voice
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This Iranian film quietly observes the title character's transformation from naïve schoolgirl to wary but proud single mother.

January 10, 2006
New York Times
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In its quiet way, Taraneh touches the hot issues -- jail, divorce, teenage love, unwed maternity -- and comes up with a convincing, positive answer to all.

Full Review… | January 10, 2006
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Taraneh is superbly played by same-named Taraneh Alidousti, whose angelic face is made for the movie camera.

January 10, 2006
New York Post
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Sadr-Ameli's unflagging empathy and Alidousti's confident performance keep us rooting for this young heroine, who refuses to accept the limits forced upon her by both society and the law.

Full Review… | January 10, 2006
New York Daily News
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