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.

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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.

Apr 3, 2001 | Full Review…

Makhmalbaf elicits remarkably unaffected performances.

Apr 3, 2001 | Full Review…

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

Jun 1, 2016 | Full Review…

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

Mar 16, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

Aug 21, 2002 | Full Review…

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

Mar 5, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Apple

Samira Makhmalbaf was only 17 when she made this impressive exposé of this 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 a social worker after being discovered in such deplorable conditions.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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