Nov 11, 2010
Directed by Granaz Moussavi
Rated Not Rated, 97 min.
Part of the Global Lens Series
In this riveting, insider?s perspective on life in Iran?s capital city, Marzieh?a terminally ill actress?wearily relates her desperate quest for political asylum through a series of interviews with an unsympathetic government official. Beginning with details of her doomed relationship with an Iranian-born Australian and their plan to relocate to Adelaide, she recounts her struggle to work as an actress under Iran?s current regime, her hope for a future ultimately dashed by the devastating discovery of her illness, and her need to ?escape? the only home she has ever known. Set against the backdrop of Tehran?s thriving arts culture, and framed through a series of artful and dramatic flashback sequences, poet-turned-filmmaker Granaz Moussavi boldly registers the trials of a modern woman struggling to flourish in Iran?s contemporary political climate.
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