Maryam (2002)




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Ramin Serry explores such issues as global politics, ideological conflict, and puberty in this coming-of-age film about being an Iranian-American teenager during the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Maryam (Mariam Parris) longs to be just a normal New Jersey 16-year-old, but her traditionalist father Darius (Shaun Toub) keeps her on a short rein. Maryam's modest goal is further hampered when her Iranian cousin Ali (David Ackert) comes to stay with them. Though Ali's stridently fundamentalist views … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Ramin Serry
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On DVD: Aug 12, 2003
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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (15)

A lovely, intricate coming-of-age portrait set in a cross-cultural context, "Maryam" reps a promising debut from Ramin Serry.

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
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High on melodrama. But it's emotionally engrossing, too, thanks to strong, credible performances from the whole cast.

July 26, 2002
Washington Post
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A searing reminder of the relevance of recent history and of the timeless power of fiction to humanize people and crystallize sweeping events into personal drama.

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
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A quietly moving look back at what it was to be Iranian-American in 1979.

Full Review… | July 19, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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It is enthralling and evocative, despite some flaws.

Full Review… | June 7, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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Uncannily in tune with contemporary global events.

Full Review… | April 19, 2002
Chicago Tribune
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