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ARCHIVE

4th(2002)



Two Women / Do Zan

Tahmineh Milani

  • Iran
  • 1999
  • 96min
  • 35mm
  • color

Roya and Fereshteh, who first meet as university students, have very different lives after marriage. Fereshteh was called a genius, but Roya was considered more mediocre. They were closer than any other friends while at university, but lost contact with each other after Fereshteh withdrew to the countryside to escape a stalker. In the first scene, the two women meet after Fereshteh calls Roya from a hospital where Fereshteh’s husband is. Through a series of flashbacks, Fereshteh’s past life unfolds. She tries to shake off the stalker’s shadow on the way to her home town, but unfortunately she hurts a child and the child is run over by the stalker’s motorbike and killed. He is sentenced to 13 years in prison and Fereshteh is forced to marry a man who has fallen in unreciprocated love with her, in order to redeem the disgraced reputation of her family. Her husband, however, keeps her locked in their home, hides the telephone and flies into a rage at the thought that she might want to escape from the marriage. She has been married for ten years and occupied with bringing up her two children. One day, the stalker, released from prison, comes to see her again with a knife and knifes her husband. Although she hears news of her husband’s death and finally takes back her freedom, she has lived without self-regard for too long. The last scene, where Fereshteh calls her best friend, Roya’s name, is striking. (Kim Sun-ah)

Director

  • Tahmineh MilaniTahmineh Milani

    Born in Tabriz in 1960, Tahmineh Milani is one of the most successful Iranian woman filmmakers on the international scene. She graduated in architecture in 1986. Her films have been shown in major festivals around the world and have received many major awards. She has been member of the jury at the following Film Festivals: Chicago international F.F 2003, Kartaj-tunis F.F 2004, Karala F.F 2005, As head of the jury at black night F.F 2004

Credit

  • Cast Niki Karimi, Merila Zare'i, Atila Pesiani, Mohamma
  • Screenwriter Tahmineh Milani
  • Cinematography Hossein Jafarian
  • Art director Malek Jahan Khazai
  • Editor Mostafa Kherqepush
  • Music Babak Bayat
  • Sound Parviz Abnar