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TEN


Year: 2002
USA: Zeitgeist Films
UK: ICA Projects
Cast: Mania Akbari, Amin Maher, Roya Arabshahi, Katayoun Taleidzadeh, Mandana Sharbaf, Amene Moradi, Kamran Adl, Morteza Tabatabaii, Bahman Kiarostami, Mastaneh Mohajer, Mazdak Sepanlu, Reza Yadzdani, Vahid Ghazi
Mania Akbari, Amin Maher
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Countries: France / Iran
Language: Farsi (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 94 mins
UK Certificate: 12 contains moderate sex references and mild language
US Release Date: 5 March 2003 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 27 September 2002


Synopsis

In TEN, Iranian writer-director Abbas Kiarostami (TASTE OF CHERRY, THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES) once again casts his masterful cinematic gaze upon the modern sociopolitical landscape of his homeland - this time as seen through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days. Her journey is comprised of ten conversations with various female passengers, including her sister, a hitchhiking prostitute and a jilted bride, as well as her imperious young son. As Kiarostami's 'dashboard cam' eavesdrops on these lively, yet heart-wrenching road trips, a complex portrait of distaff Iran comes sharply into focus.










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