The Apple (1999)

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A documentary of an Iranian, impoverished and religious father who kept his twin daughters locked up at home for the first 12 years of their lives.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Documentary , Drama , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 limited
Runtime:
Studio:
Makhmalbaf Productions

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Critic Reviews for The Apple

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

Veracity is undermined by the very idea that the subjects somehow are actors in their own story -- and yet The Apple is still quite touching.

Full Review… | April 3, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Makhmalbaf elicits remarkably unaffected performances.

Full Review… | April 3, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

an allegory of Iran's longed-for emergence from repressive tradition into a more liberating modernity (especially for women).

Full Review… | June 1, 2016
Projected Figures

Es un cine fundamental, básico y humano que enriquece la diversidad que siempre deberían mostrarnos las pantallas.

Full Review… | March 16, 2005
Uruguay Total

Presents a severe critique of the continued shabby treatment of women in patriarchial societies.

Full Review… | August 21, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Makhmalbaf's impeccable feature-film debut is a witty and precociously intelligent docudrama.

Full Review… | March 5, 2002
Sight and Sound

Audience Reviews for The Apple

Samira Makhmalbaf was only 17 when she made this impressive exposé of such a revolting real story and of the blatant gender inequality in Iran - and it is really shocking to see that those girls were sent home by the social worker after being discovered in such deplorable conditions.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

The Apple it's one of the exemples that show to us how terrific is the Iran cinema.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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