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  1. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    3.5 stars. An inspired setting for a documentary. Some couples are inevitably more interesting than others, but if you want relatively unfiltered visual access to inter-personal conflict between men and women under a theocratic system, this is a must watch!

  2. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

  3. Elle Johnston's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

  4. boughtabride's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    coming from a western (intense feminist) perspective it seems almost absurd the accounts in this documentary, but it's more about understanding than judgement. the filmmaker worked with an exclusively female crew and another muslim filmmaker. it was purely observational, but with intervention. the sharia law mixed with the gender problems made for gripping emotional scenes. i cried on more than one occasion.

  5. DrFirestone's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    The topic is rather complex and "difficult" by its nature. Interesting insight into Iranian culture, however the film focuses on women's perspective and that might distort the whole picture to some extent, it's just the tip of the iceberg... The narration is rather inconsistent while the topic is very contextual, and how many people familiar with Iranian culture and realities watch this film?

  6. ofNatalie LA's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    I don't accept this level of control over women, so I can't watch this. I intend to stay ignorant of the horriffic backwardness.

  7. ruthlornaadele's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

  8. Felicity Green's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    Interesting insight into a different culture through a fly-on-the-wall documentary set in an Iranian divorce court. Age and class differences usually the key factors. The legal clerk's young daughter is the star turn - frequent visits to her mum's workplace and witnessing the feckless and bellicose men who come before it have put her off marriage for life!

  9. SiIencio's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    The position of women before law with regard to divorce matters is here favoured in detriment of a more wholesome approach. The film risks misrepresenting what is a multi-faceted social and culturally complex topic. It is an eye opener for a Western audience. However it should not be taken as an accurate portrayal of the intricacies of the Iranian society and legal system. It feels like only scratching the surface.

  10. Katherine Lo's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    Such slacking way to tell these people's stories. Nothing more than making my blood boil watching the misogynistic system unfold.

  11. magdalenaroson's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

  12. Victor Gonzalez's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    Iran's divorce laws portrayed in a way that defies all stereotypes and misconceptions about life and social constraints in Iran. Directed by the two female documentarists Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a must-see.

  13. raggiodisole's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    I'll refrain from making value judgments of the system. I will simply say divorce is messy stuff everywhere. Marry in haste, etc.....

  14. kris's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    certainly interesting, divorce can be messy. this was a fly on the wall look at Iranian style divorce which was different than expected. The women seem stronger and more determined than the men, which i thought would not be the case.

  15. Oneb's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    Interesting on the demarcation of gender roles in a system unfamiliar to my secular Anglophonic remit - the women were obliged to make a case, and direct proceedings. There's much logical structure in Islamic law, and understanding this and its relation to the axiomatic interpersonal expectations was quite challenging, even when encountered with an open-mind.

  16. Lilliom's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    Excellent documentary with a rare insight in the iranian family legal system. The men may rule but the women appear strong and determined to fight all the avenues they can to get through a long winded archaical administration.

  17. Superfrog's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    Simple yet effective documentary making, feels honest, very pleasant surprise.

  18. Angela Starn's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    The men may have the power, but they looked so weak and pathetic compared to the women. What does that say? Important film giving us a window in to the lives of others.

  19. Crina Bucur's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    Trully insightful. Other than the clause about remarrying after divorce which is indeed extreme, I was expecting the proceedings to be even more irrational than they actually turned out to be. The women involved were also surprisingly emancipated and outspoken, given the strong conservatism ruling their society and culture. All in all, it is an interesting view on family values and women's societal status.

  20. JGodwin's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    A fascinating film that's both funny and tragic in its exploration of Iran's Kafkaesque bureaucracy

  21. miles's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

    the most interesting documentary i've seen in a while, reminds me of the early documentary style by Herzog. quite shocking how people, especially women are treated in this

  22. Jorge Negrete's rating of the film Divorce Iranian Style

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