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Iran, 2005


The New Year’s Eve and the Iran-Iraq war, Tehran is being repeatedly attacked with missiles. Gilaneh, a lonely middle-aged villager has to send her son to the war. She must also accompany her daughter to Tehran in search of her son-in-law, who has illegally left the service…

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  • apexa's rating of the film Gilaneh

    All too often this sort of narrative of a soldier going off to war is always then orientated through their trials but it's worth seeing the often-ignored perspective of the women who get "left behind" and how they deal during and after. I think having a female co-director definitely shapes the story.

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