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Bemani = بمانی
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directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Mohammad Habibian, fl. 2002, Masoumeh Bakhshi, fl. 2002 and Neda Aghaei, fl. 2002 (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 34 mins
The plight of Iranian women is detailed in this harrowing drama from Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui. Attempting to escape an arranged marriage with a much older man, a desperate young woman follows the example of her friend and opts for self-immolation. Bemani made its theatrical debut at the 2002 Cannes Film Fe...
directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Mohammad Habibian, fl. 2002, Masoumeh Bakhshi, fl. 2002 and Neda Aghaei, fl. 2002 (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 34 mins
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The Cow
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directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 1969), 1 hour 40 mins
Influenced by Italian Neorealism, The Cow has the beauty and simplicity associated with the great films of that movement. In a small village in Iran, Hassan cherishes his cow more than anything in the world. While he is away, the cow mysteriously dies, and the villagers protectively try to convince Hassan the cow...
directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 1969), 1 hour 40 mins
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The Cycle = دایره مینا
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directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Fourouzan, fl. 1964-1978, Ezzatolah Entezami, 1924- and Saeed Kangarani, 1954- (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 38 mins
Dariush Mehrjui took the title of his 1973 film from a line by the medieval Persian mystic poet Hafiz: 'Because of the cycle of the universe, my heart is bleeding.' This bleeding is both literal and figurative: A rural young man, Ali, and his ailing father become a part of in the corrupt and unsanitary 'free mark...
directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Fourouzan, fl. 1964-1978, Ezzatolah Entezami, 1924- and Saeed Kangarani, 1954- (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 38 mins
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Good To Be Back =چه خوبه که برگشتی
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directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Reza Attaran, fl. 1995, Mahnaz Afshar, 1977- and Hamed Behdad, 1973- (Privately Published, 2013), 1 hour 36 mins
This film, directed by Dariush Mehrjui, features actors Hamed Behdad, Mahnaz Afshar, and Reza Attaran.
directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Reza Attaran, fl. 1995, Mahnaz Afshar, 1977- and Hamed Behdad, 1973- (Privately Published, 2013), 1 hour 36 mins
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Hamoun
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directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 1990), 1 hour 55 mins
Hamoun is a psychological comedy/drama about a bumbling Iranian intellectual, Hamid Hamoun. Trying and failing to complete a philosophical tract on love, Hamoun cannot seem to convince his wife Mashid, who is a successful artist, to love him either. Hamoun's refusal to accept reality, or grant Mashid a divorce, is...
directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 1990), 1 hour 55 mins
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Hayat-e Poshti Madrese-ye Adl-e Afagh = The School We Went To
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directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Amrollah Saberi, fl. 1972-1999, Ezzatolah Entezami, 1924- and Ali Nassirian, 1935- (Privately Published, 1980), 1 hour 18 mins
With a script intended to function as a metaphot for the Iranian revolution, this film is about teenagers who rebel against their authoritative school principle. It was sponsored by the Iranian Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults.
directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Amrollah Saberi, fl. 1972-1999, Ezzatolah Entezami, 1924- and Ali Nassirian, 1935- (Privately Published, 1980), 1 hour 18 mins
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Leila
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directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; produced by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939- and Faramarz Farazmand, fl. 1998; performed by Jamileh Sheikhi, 1930-2001, Ali Mosaffa, 1966- and Leila Hatami, 1972- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 1997), 2 hours 5 mins
Reza and Leila, an attractive and affluent young couple deeply in love and recently married, discover that Leila is unable to conceive. Invoking tradition, Reza's mother convinces her daughter-in-law that Reza must, out of necessity, take a second wife to produce an heir. The heartbreak that follows is "in a word,...
directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; produced by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939- and Faramarz Farazmand, fl. 1998; performed by Jamileh Sheikhi, 1930-2001, Ali Mosaffa, 1966- and Leila Hatami, 1972- (New York, NY: First Run Features, 1997), 2 hours 5 mins
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The Mix
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directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Mohamad Reza Sharifinia, 1955-, Negar Forozandeh, fl. 2000-2011 and Khosro Shakibai, 1944-2008 (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 26 mins
There are just three days left until the commencement of the Fajr International Film Festival. Everyone, including the filmmaking crew, are doing their best to get the film ready for showing at the Festival, but there are many issues and endless problems along the way to confront. Festivals: Fajr Film Festival.
directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Mohamad Reza Sharifinia, 1955-, Negar Forozandeh, fl. 2000-2011 and Khosro Shakibai, 1944-2008 (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 26 mins
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Mr. Gullible
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directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Fakhri Khorvash, 1929-, Ezzatolah Entezami, 1924- and Ali Nassirian, 1935- (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 54 mins
While on the surface Mr. Gullible contains all the hallmarks of a good comedy, at its heart this movie portrays with uncommon clarity the pitfalls of love and the pain of betrayal. When the protagonist leaves his small village and travels to Tehran to find a wife, he does so with all the gusto and naivete of one...
directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Fakhri Khorvash, 1929-, Ezzatolah Entezami, 1924- and Ali Nassirian, 1935- (Iran: Privately Published), 1 hour 54 mins
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The Orange Suit = نارنجی پوش
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directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Kianoosh Gerami, 1962-, Homayoun Ershadi, 1947- and Hamed Behdad, 1973- (Privately Published, 2012), 1 hour 46 mins
This film is about one man's attempt to grapple with the contradictions of modern Iran. The plot is straightforward: a press photographer, inspired by a book on feng shui, begins altering his life by clearing his home, and then his city, of clutter and garbage. In the process he is supported by his son and his son...
directed by Dariush Mehrjui, 1939-; performed by Kianoosh Gerami, 1962-, Homayoun Ershadi, 1947- and Hamed Behdad, 1973- (Privately Published, 2012), 1 hour 46 mins
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