• The Day I Became a Woman (2001)

The Day I Became a Woman

Release Date: April 6th, 2001

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

A beautiful and intense triptych of three stages of a woman's life, this marks an extraordinary directorial debut for Marziyeh Meshkini. Alternately funny, surreal and heartbreaking, and filled with breathtaking imagery, the film features a script by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, one of the masters of the new Iranian cinema.

Cast: Fatemeh Cherag Akhar, Shabnam Toloui, Azizeh Sedighi, Hassan Nebhan, Sirous Kahvarinegad, Badr Iravani

Director: Marzieh Meshkini

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Shooting Gallery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    One of the strengths of this film is that it never pauses to explain. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Charged with humanity and compassion. show more

  • 93
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    So breathtakingly textural, so empathic in its images, that it transcends its context and achieves timelessness. show more

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