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Documentary director Mohammad Rosoulof makes an impressive feature debut with this simple but powerful true story of prison life in Iran, featuring real-life prisoners playing themselves. A prison warden decides that in order to rehabilitate a repeat offender he should allow him to marry a female prisoner. The new bride and groom are allowed to be together one day a week and eventually have a child. When they are finally freed, they see a chance to have a normal life together, not expecting the cruel society that awaits them. Rosoulof's "authentic prison drama blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction" (Boston Museum of Fine Arts Film Program). In Farsi with English subtitles.

Mohammad Rosoulof---Iran---2002---83 mins