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Runaway

Synopsis

This film is set in a refuge for girls in Tehran and follows the stories of five girls who come here. These girls, in leaving a situation that has become intolerable, show incredible courage and resourcefulness. The film explores their experiences of authority, their longing for respect and freedom, and their hopes for a brighter future. The centre is run by the dynamic and charismatic Mrs Shirazi, who protects the girls from their families and helps them to renegotiate their relationships. The film shows how Iranian women are learning to challenge the old rules, and how rapidly their country is changing. Farsi Dialogue English subtitles.

Details

Year
2003
Type of film
Features
Running Time
87 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini
Producer
Kim Longinotto
Editor
Ollie Huddleston
Director of Photography
Kim Longinotto
Sound
Mary Milton

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Production Company

Vixen Films
26 Balfour Road
London N5 2HE
UK

tg@tgraham.demon.co.uk