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Leila (1999)

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An Iranian newlywed is happy until her tradition-minded, meddling mother-in-law starts insisting on having a male grandchild.

Jun 13, 2000

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A richly developed psychodrama that reveals the crucial role self-esteem plays in our relationships.

March 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

This is a very compelling and subtle film, it shows the current conflict in Iran between modernity and Islamic tradition.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

From the first frame to the last, you feel an intimacy with Leila that is the result of flawless direction and excellent writing.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A film of great sadness, the tragedy of a love torn apart by each partner's overeagerness to please the other.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

A powerfully articulated and subtle drama from famous Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
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The tragedy of a love torn apart by each partner's overeagerness to please the other
December 12, 2009
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Wahida K

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Another winner from the Iranian cinema. I was struck by recent comments by an expert that most Iranians do not see their art house films and that most of their films are rubbish. Thank goodness this is the sort of film that the rest of the world associates with the country.
July 2, 2013
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