Lady Luck is the first instalment of film 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.
Divorce Iranian Style
Directed by Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini • 1998 • Iran/UK
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 film offers...
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
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 ...
Directed by Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini • 2001 • Iran/UK
Runaway Follows the stories of five young girls who arrive at a refuge in Irans capital city Tehran, having run away from abusive or neglectful families. Some are in despair, others are simply mischievous; but somehow they must ...
Crazies Love Yellow
A personal essay written by Sahba Sadeghian about her own Fest of Duty.
The Perpetual Image of the Victim.pdf
A essay written by Yasamin Ghalehnoie about the cinematic image of women and the very rare representation of underrepresented subjects in Iran's cinema.