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My Tehran for Sale (2009)

My Tehran for Sale

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Marzieh (Marzieh Vafamehr) is a young actress living in Tehran, who must keep her artistic expressions hidden from the oppressive controlling regime. At an underground rave she meets Saman (Amir Chegini), an Iranian national who has gained Australian citizenship and lives in the city of Adelaide in South Australia. The two bond over the course of an evening that gets broken up by police, and their mutual attraction grows in the days that follow. Soon Saman has proposed to Marzieh, hoping to help her emigrate to Australia and live a life free from government strictures. As the daily reminders that she must leave keep piling up, however, a mistake from Marzieh's past may be a bigger obstacle to her escape than any blockading by the government. Director Granaz Moussavi and her actors put themselves at great risk for the filming of My Tehran for Sale, carrying out their unsanctioned filming with whatever guerrilla methods were necessary to avoid discovery, while shooting in both public and private spaces in Tehran. The film received its premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Granaz Moussavi
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On DVD: Dec 6, 2011
Runtime:
The Global Film Initiative

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Critic Reviews for My Tehran for Sale

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

An undeniably courageous effort to document the inward defiance smouldering in many behind a veneer of submission.

September 14, 2009
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Complex and engaging, My Tehran For Sale is not a simplistic cry or a victim's story; it's a big subject and Granaz Moussavi handles it with grace and sensitivity

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
Urban Cinefile

Full Review… | September 15, 2009
Screen International

Audience Reviews for My Tehran for Sale

½

This is a story about an actress living in Tehran, who must keep her artistic expressions hidden from the oppressive controlling regime. Director Granaz Moussavi and her actors put themselves at great risk carrying out unsanctioned filming in public and private spaces in Tehran. An impressive look at life for a young woman living within a repressive regime.

juliryan
Juli Ryan

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½

While the story behind the movie is courageous, that doesn't make the movie itself a great movie. It's an OK movie which offers insights into modern Iran to those of us who have never experienced it - and who, I hope, never experience anything like it.

Michael H.
Michael Harbour

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