Lady Luck

Lady Luck

Lady Luck is the first instalment of three programs curated with Rosvaa magazine centring women's stories.
Non-subscribers can read a personal essay written by Sahba Sadeghian about her own Fest of Duty and an essay written by Yasamin Ghalehnoie about the cinematic image of women and the very rare representation of underrepresented subjects in Iran's cinema.

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Lady Luck
  • Divorce Iranian Style

    Directed by Kim Longinotto & Ziba Mir-Hosseini • 1998 • Iran/United Kingdom
    Divorce Iranian Style goes behind-the-scenes at a divorce court in Tehran, following three couples as they try to resolve their conflicts. Like a real-life forerunner to Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winner A Separation, the fil...

  • The Broker

    معرف
    Directed by Azadi Moghadam • 2018 • Iran
    This documentary is about the work of a few brokers in a marriage minded dating office. The manager, Mrs. Sadri, and her colleagues try to introduce people for marriage using self-taught and experience-oriented methods, while Sadri's two colleagues,...

  • Fest of Duty

    جشن تکلیف
    Directed by Firouzeh Khosrovani • 2014 • Iran
    The hall is packed with chattering Iranian schoolgirls wearing lilac robes and white hijabs. An imam explains to them that at nine years old they have reached the “age of duty.” This, he says, is the moment at which puberty begins, bringing ...

  • Runaway

    Directed by Kim Longinotto & Ziba Mir-Hosseini • 2001 • Iran/United Kingdom
    Runaway Follows the stories of five young girls who arrive at a refuge in Iran’s capital city Tehran, having run away from abusive or neglectful families. Some are in despair, others are simply mischievous; but somehow th...

  • Crazies Love Yellow

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    A personal essay written by Sahba Sadeghian about her own Fest of Duty.

  • The Perpetual Image of the Victim.pdf

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    A essay written by Yasamin Ghalehnoie about the cinematic image of women and the very rare representation of underrepresented subjects in Iran's cinema.