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51 Ratings


Directed by Dariush Mehrjui
Iran, 1993


Sara is the perfect young housewife, eager to serve. When husband Hessam requires an expensive emergency operation abroad, it is she who get the funds. For the next three years, it is Sara, labouring secretly to pay the shady loan and save Hessam’s manly pride. Until the truth is revealed…

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Sara Directed by Dariush Mehrjui

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1993 | 2 wins including: Golden Seashell

Fajr Film Festival

1993 | Winner: Best Screenplay

What are people saying?

  • Omar Antonio Iturriaga's rating of the film Sara

    This film truly lives up to Mehrjui's quotation: "The greatest privilege we have as human beings is the ability to say no.” Dariush Mehrjui does a fantastic job in portraying a different kind of oppression placed upon Iranian woman than prevalently shown on screen. The oppression a husband gives to his wife in denying her the right to improve their living conditions, all for mere pride.

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