Two Women
Filmfest 2004

Milani waited seven years for government censors to approve her script for this moving indictment of traditional attitudes toward women. Fereshteh is an excellent student in Tehran, but her father unfairly blames her for an incident involving a stalker. He forces her to return to her hometown and pressures her to marry a man who embraces the old codes of behavior--she must stay at home and has to hide her books from him--while old college friend Roya leads a relatively free life in Tehran. Gradually Fereshteh's husband, her father, and even her stalker start to resemble each other--unfeeling monsters who refuse to treat her as a human being. This schematization gives the film the strength of a feminist cri de coeur, and while Milani lacks an overall cinematic vision, she skillfully uses composition and camera movement to underline emotions in each scene. ”Angry and heartbraking...” Roger Ebert

tags: Feature film

Cast: Niki Karimi, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Reza Khandan, Atila Pesiani, Merila Zare'i


Director: Tahmineh Milani