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3 WOMEN

Iran, 2008 (MIFF 2008, International Panorama)

Director: Manijeh Hekmat

3 WOMEN

3 women, 3 generations, 3 journeys.

Forty-something single mother Minoo is a product of the Islamic Revolution, a generation of women repressed by changes in law under the new Islamic Republic. Her daughter Pegah is a rebellious youth, part of a generation in search of an identity they're yet to find. Together they live with Minoo's mother - three women of three different generations, living in the past, present and future.

When Pegah takes off on an existential journey, Minoo realises she needs to reconnect her fracturing family, and sets out to find Pegah - encountering a myriad of Tehran characters, including an improvisational indie rock band. Things take a turn for the worse when she loses her mother along the way.

Director Manijeh Hekmat's previous film Women's Prison featured at MIFF in 2003.


D/P Manijeh Hekmat S Manijeh Hekmat, Naghmeh Samini WS Iranian Independants L Farsi w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/94mins

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