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Divorce Iranian Style

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Mr. Jamshidi


In a small Tehran courtroom, the stories of three strong-willed women unfold as they use reason, charm, pleas for sympathy, anger, even a disarming wit to win what they each need - a divorce. Divorce Iranian Style is a unique window into the impassioned but very practical business of divorce - and marriage - in three Iranian women's lives. Jamileh, whose son saved her from the hand of her abusive husband; Ziba, an outspoken 16-year-old who proudly stands up to her 38 year-old husband and his family; and Maryam, remarried and desperate to regain custody of her two daughters. Stirring and poignant, this fly-on-the-wall look into the real circumstances of Iranian women's lives shatters the stereotype of women as passive victims in the Muslim world. (Edinburgh Film Festival Review)


Type of film
Running Time
80 minutes
16mm, BetaSP, DigiBeta
Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Kim Longinotto
Barrie Vince
Director of Photography
Kim Longinotto
Christine Felce

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Last updated 7th September 2006

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