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Critic Reviews for Leila
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.
A powerfully articulated and subtle drama from famous Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui.
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Audience Reviews for Leila
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.
A scene in this movie shows the young couple watching "Dr. Zhivago". This was a fitting tribute as "Leila" is a similar tragic romance. The titular actress did an incredible job, though her supporting cast could have been a bit better.
The tragedy of a love torn apart by each partner's overeagerness to please the other
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