Cover image for Roozi keh zan shodam The day I became a woman
Title:
Roozi keh zan shodam The day I became a woman
Author:
Mishkīnī, Mar*ziyah, 1969-
Edition:
Widescreen format.
Publication Information:
[Saint Charles, Ill.] : Olive Films, [2005]

©2005
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (16 pages : illustrations, color ; 19 cm)
Summary:
Three portraits of women at three stages of life in Iran: a nine-year-old girl is told she can no longer play with boys because she is now a "woman", a young wife who enters a bicycle race against her husband's wishes, and an elderly woman who gains money and the freedom to do what she wishes with it.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.

"Olive Film's opus"--Container.

Container insert includes essay and photographs by Persian artist Shirin Neshat.

Special features: optional commentary by New York Film Festival program director and film scholar Richard Pena; theatrical trailer (3 min., in Farsi with English subtitles); photo gallery.
Language:
Persian
Reading Level:
BBFC rating: PG.
Added Corporate Author:

UPC:
887090000024
Format :
DVD

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Directed by Marzieh Meshkini, wife of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, this film tells three intertwined tales of women's struggle for identity in their native country, from the young to the elderly. Episode one, entitled "Havva," concerns a young girl on the morning of her ninth birthday. Against her better wishes, she is forced to stay home, away from her best friend who has asked her to play with him, due to her mother and grandmother's proclamation that she is now a woman. Learning she was born at noon, the young girl requests one more hour to do what she wishes so she can be a girl one last time. Episode two, entitled "Ahoo," follows a young woman who is being pursued on horseback by her stern husband, whom she is fleeing on bicycle in the midst of a women's biking race. Soon, her in-laws and relatives are also pursuing her, and she must make a quick decision about whether or not to return to family life. The final episode, called "Houra," follows an elderly woman who enlists the help of a young boy and his friends to take her on a shopping spree, where she intends to buy all of the things she has ever wanted out of life. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi