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Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui (Gav) directed and co-wrote this tale of a woman's dissolving marriage in contemporary Iran. Leila (Leila Hatami) meets her future husband, Reza (Ali Mosaffa), when a friend brings him to a family event. Two months later, they're married, and things seem to be blissful. The middle-class couple has a playful and loving relationship, but their happiness is jeopardized when they discover that Leila cannot bear children. As the couple tries various tests and
May 14, 1999 Limited
Jun 13, 2000
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A richly developed psychodrama that reveals the crucial role self-esteem plays in our relationships.
This is a very compelling and subtle film, it shows the current conflict in Iran between modernity and Islamic tradition.
From the first frame to the last, you feel an intimacy with Leila that is the result of flawless direction and excellent writing.
A film of great sadness, the tragedy of a love torn apart by each partner's overeagerness to please the other.
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