1hr 25mins

A powerful docu-drama from director Samira Makhmalbaf, profiling two young sisters imprisoned in their family home, by an oppressive father, who are finally released after the intervention of social workers.

This film screens as a part of the Iranin Journeys season - click here to learn more.

Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Iranian Journeys
Samira Makhmalbaf
infrequent, mild bad language
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

Having discovered the story in a newspaper, Samira Makhmalbaf (Blackboards, At Five in the Afternoon), daughter of Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Gabbeh, The Silence), began work on this extraordinary film at the age of just seventeen. Using the immediacy of handheld footage and casting the real people involved to ‘play’ themselves, Samira created a unique docu-drama that blends reality with allegory to consider oppression and freedom in Iranian society.

A startlingly raw, ethically complex and political appeal to recognise the potent symbolism latent in this real-life story.


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