by Hossein Shahabi
Dir.: Hossein Shahabi
Script.: Hossein Shahabi
Cinema.: Hoosman Salmasi
Edit.: Hossein Eivazi
Sound: Mohammad Salehi
Music: Hossein Shahabi, Babak Parsian
Cast.: Fariba Khademi, Nasim Adabi, Mahsa Abiz, Maryam Sarmadi, Giti Ghasemi, Esmat Rezapour, Mohammad Kart
Production: Baran Film House
PO Box: 15875-4769
Phone: + 98 912 319 86 93
DCP, Color, 86 mn, Persian with English and French electronic Subtitles
Forough is an Iranian woman in her forties who, with the help of her best friend, has dozens of visitors coming to her big house to buy second hand furniture and clothes. Her husband was sent to jail when he could not pay the ‘mehrieh’, a kind of dowry, for his second wife he married without telling Forough.
The second wife would like the first wife to sell the house in order to pay their mutual husband’s debt. Forough disagrees and tries her best to dissuade the young woman, but she knows she will not spare herself the trouble of selling all her belongings. She hopes in this way that her husband will be released from jail, and she does not even seem to bear a grudge against him.
The film dealing with temporary marriage may disconcert a Western audience unaware of this totally legal practice in Iran.