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10th(2008)



The Day I Became a Woman

Marziyeh MESHKINI

  • Iran, Italy
  • 2000
  • 78min
  • 35mm
  • color
  • 드라마


Three stories of different generations unfold, one by one, within the same temporal and spatial world. On her 9th birthday, Hava is told not to hang out with boys, as she has just become a ‘woman.’ Ahoo is a young woman who enters a bicycle race by the seashore, defying her husband’s objections. As time passes, more and more male villagers try to dissuade her from participating in the race. Hoora is an old woman who buys everything she has ever wanted in her life and spreads it all out on the beach. The Day I Became a Woman compares and contrasts the freedom sought by these women and society’s brutal restraints within striking scenery, featuring arid land and the deep blue ocean, crashing against the shoreline. The images simultaneously present both minimalist and surrealist elements, calling into question the meaning of ‘becoming a woman’ in the harsh realities of Iran. (NAM In-young)
 

Director

  • Marziyeh MESHKINIMarziyeh MESHKINI

    Marziyeh Meshkini was born in 1969 in Tehran. She has learned cinema in Makhmalbaf Film School for 8 years. She worked as assistant director & stiil photographer of Mohsen & Samira Makhmalbaf’s films. Her first film The Day I Became a Woman attended the Critics Week in Venice International Film Festival in 2000 and won 3 awards from that festival. Marziyeh Meshkini’s second film Stray Dogs (2003) competed in the Best Film at Venice Film Festival in 2003 and won two international prizes.

Credit

  • ProducerRohollah BARADARI, Abbas SAGHARISAZ
  • Cast Fatemeh Cheragh AKHAR, Shabnam TOLOUI, Azizeh SDIGHI
  • Screenwriter Mohsen MAKHMALBAF
  • Cinematography Ebrahim GHAFOURI, Mohammad AHMADI
  • Art director Akbar MESHKINI
  • Editor Shahrzad POYA, Maysam MAKHMALBAF
  • Music Mohammad Reza DARVISHI
  • Sound Behrouz SHAHAMAT