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56 Ratings



Directed by Ida Panahandeh
Iran, 2015


Nahid, a young divorcee, lives alone with her 10 year old son in a small city on the Caspian Sea. According to Iranian tradition, custody reverts to the father but the latter agreed to transfer her to his ex-wife, provided she does not remarry…

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Nahid Directed by Ida Panahandeh

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Un Certain Regard - Avenir Prize

Chicago International Film Festival

2015 | Winner: New Directors Competition (Roger Ebert Award)

Bratislava International Film Festival

2015 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

In a landscape buoyed by other female directors, such as Rakhshan Banietemad, Mahnaz Afzali, Mahnaz Mohammadi and Tamineh Milani, Panahandeh opens a new vista on the complex situation of women in contemporary Iranian society, their dilemmas, the unfairness of the judicial system, but also their strength, their desires, their humour.
March 19, 2016
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In Nahid, Ida Panahandeh brings fresh insight to the familiar subject of divorce Iranian style.
July 01, 2015
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[Nahid] shows that, whatever else might be thought of the Islamic Republic, it at least has fertile social conditions for good classical drama (much like Europe in the 19th century or the US in the mid-20th century).
June 13, 2015
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