A Separation (2011)

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Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (original title) Summary:  Simin (Leila Hatami) wants to build another life abroad with her family, but her husband Nader (Perman Moaadi) refuses.  Whereas Simin believes a different country will provide their daughter with better opportunities, Nadar insists … Continue reading

Persepolis (2007)

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Summary: A young girl growing up in Tehran begins to learn of her country’s politics as Iran’s uprising against its Shah topples him from power.  Marjane’s uncle, having once been imprisoned for rebelling against the government, is released and is hugely impressionable as … Continue reading

Lourdes (2009)

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Summary:  Multiple sclerosis sufferer, Christine, is bound to a wheelchair due to her illness and has no control from her neck down.  So in hopes for a miracle, she takes up a pilgrimage to Loudres, in the Pyrenees Mountains, with … Continue reading

Bad Education (2004)

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La Mala Educación (original title) Summary:  Two childhood friends, Enrique and Ignacio, attended and grew up together in a Catholic boarding school.  Whilst forming their friendship and discovering movies, physical desire – what it is and how it will affect … Continue reading