IFFA 2013, Feature Film

The Wedlock (Zendegi Moshtarak-E Aghaye Mahmoodi Va Banoo) - 2013

Sanaz and Ramtin, recently married, visit Sanaz’s aunt and uncle in order to renovate the old family home. They have not seen Sanaz for many years and are both shocked by her modern ways and nervous about her bad influence on their young daughter. Things come to a head when they discover that Sanaz is only in a temporary marriage with her significantly older husband. One of the new middle class family dramas, this very lively and enjoyable film deals with changing attitudes over four generations, the oldest unseen. Within a good ensemble cast, Taraneh Alidossti (About Elly) is luminous as the modern Sanaz. In competition Montreal 2013. 


Director: Rouhollah Hejazi

Producer: Mehdi Davari

Writer: Ali Talebabadi

Cast: Hami Farrokhnejad, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hengameh Ghaziani, Payman Ghasemkhani, Tarlan Parvaneh

Screening time: 93 minutes

Print Source: Iranian Independents minutes

Year: 2013

Language: Farsi with English subtitles