The Mirror (1998)

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A little Iranian girl's mother neglects to pick her up from school so the child walks home alone through Tehran's bustling streets. It's not much of a story, but this Iranian drama has a neat twist or two that rises above the plot, creating a neat film about filmmaking.

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The two dominant strands of post-revolution Iranian cinema - quaint neorealism and thick meta theory - come together in this wily experiment.

Jul 12, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A worthy and captivating picture.

Jul 28, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Jafar Panahi's absorbing, innovative drama about the disarming ways in which children express their own distinct personalities without modesty or grandiosity.

Feb 13, 2002 | Full Review…

It becomes a film within a film that reveals the art that goes into making a film.

Dec 27, 2001 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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