Photo of Samira Makhmalbaf
Photo of Samira Makhmalbaf

Samira Makhmalbaf

“As best you can, love, hope and be patient. And maybe to suffer is not bad. We must have sadness and grief because we are alive. We must endure hardness. That is the best there is. To know you are very small and life is very difficult and it is all beautiful, beautiful, beautiful… because you are alive.”

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    SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF France, 1998

    At just seventeen, Samira Makhmalbaf realized her first feature and traveled with it to Cannes. A tale of twins cut off from society, the film nevertheless beams with the proud regard of an older sister, when the girls finally take their small, miraculous steps toward the world in all its wonder.

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