A film in several episodes with Bijan Daneshmand and Mania Akbari, exposing some of the issues of men and women within the confines of tradition and family life in Iran. Each episode is devoted to various life situations and displays a different form of male/female interaction. The placing of the actors in a moving vehicle or against a moving back drop signifies the movement of life despite all the obstacles in its way. The film deals with the roots of dependencies, limitations, power struggles and conflict that are the familiar stuff of life of couples in the Middle East. —IMDb
Mania Akbari (Persian: مانيا اکبری , born 1974) is an Iranian film director. Akbari began her artistic career as a painter in 1991. She entered the world of cinema as a director of photography and later as an assistant director of documentaries. In 2002, she starred in Abbas Kiarostami’s Ten and in 2003 co-directed the documentary Crystal. In 2005 she wrote, directed and starred in her first feature film, 20 Fingers, winner of the Digital Cinema Award at Venice Film Festival in 2004. In 2007, Akbari directed a sequel to Kiarostami’s Ten entitled 10+4 (Dah Be Alaveh Chahar) in which she depicts her battle with cancer.
Mania Akbari was born in 1974 in Tehran, Iran. In 1991 she began her career by exhibiting nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions as a painter. She then was exposed to cinema by working as a cinematographer and assistant director on a few documentaries.
In 2002 she, her son Amin Maher and her sister Roya Akbari depicted part of her real… read more
Wrong movie! This is actually 'From No. 37' (AZ KHANEH SHOMAREH 37) by Sam Kalantari and Mohsen Shahrnazdar, Iran
In this formalist-structuralist tour de force, dedicated to Kiarostami and modeled after his 2002 effort Ten, Mania Akbari, the star of the earlier film, unflinchingly juxtaposes the hidden fears and desires of modern women in today's Iranian society against those of their male counterparts. The finest, most important debut feature by an Iranian female since Samira Makhmalbaf's The Apple.