From Tehran to London (Az Tehran Be London)

From Tehran to London (Az Tehran Be London)
  • 2012
  • Iran
  • 1h 10min
  • Directed by: Mania Akbari
  • Written by: Mania Akbari
  • Cast: Mania Akbari, Neda Amiri, Bijan Daneshmand
  • Language: Persian

A poet's relationship with her husband falls apart in this drama which was completed in the UK after the director fled from Iran.

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From Tehran to London (Az Tehran Be London)

The lives, loves and poetry of women.

Ava, a poet, is dissatisfied in her marriage with a well-to-do bourgeois man and finds solace in her friendship with their maid. When the maid disappears, Ava’s relationship with her husband reaches a crisis. The filming of Mania Akbari’s crisp and poetic exploration of women’s roles in her native Iran was interrupted when the arrest of several Iranian filmmakers prompted Akbari to leave for the UK, where she finished the film. Screening with Dancing Mania, a short film by Roya Akbari.

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From Tehran to London

25 Jun 20133 stars

Mania Akbari's unusual study of relationships was cut short by Iranian governmental restrictions

This charged, unusual piece of work begins as an intense close-up study of a relationship that may or may not be in serious trouble, and concludes as a whole different kind of art work: one that takes on in very real terms the conditions under which…

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