The Unwanted Woman (2005)

The Unwanted Woman


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The Iranian drama Unwanted Woman takes a look at a woman trapped in an unhappy marriage. Director Tahmineh Milani's main character, Sima, must contend with a husband so insensitive that he makes no effort to hide his various sexual indiscretions. He forces her into an even more uncomfortable situation when he asks his wife to pretend she is related to his current girlfriend in order to avoid trouble from a society that punishes unmarried couples for being together in public. ~ Perry Seibert, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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On DVD: Jan 31, 2006



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An engaging film about relationship struggles -- struggles that hurt both people in a couple, even if one of them is oblivious to the pain.

Full Review… | August 26, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
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Although fascinating in its depiction of a surprisingly Westernized slice of contemporary life in Iran, the film awkwardly blends genres, with melodrama overwhelming Milani's attempts at social commentary.

Full Review… | June 24, 2005
Los Angeles Times
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The film does disintegrate into big speeches as it rounds to its climax - but through these characters, Milani hauntingly maps the souls of men and women at odds in a theocracy.

Full Review… | June 24, 2005
L.A. Weekly
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A veil of censorship frustrates Milani, but also inspires her to clever means of skull-penetrating overstatement and subliminal understatement.

August 27, 2005
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