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Leila [electronic resource].

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 129 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2000.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Dariush Mehrjui.
Participant or Performer Note: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Jamileh Sheikhi, Amir Pievar, Mohammad Reza Sharifinia, Turan Mehrzad, Shaqayeq Farahani.
Summary, etc.: Reza and Leila, an attractive and affluent young couple deeply in love and recently married, discover that Leila is unable to conceive. Invoking tradition, Reza's mother convinces her daughter-in-law that Reza must, out of necessity, take a second wife to produce an heir. The heartbreak that follows is "in a word, devastating." (The New York Times) Called "the most interesting and accomplished filmmaker the United States has never heard of" by Godfrey Cheshire in The New York Press, Mehrjui has become more familiar to audiences with the critical and box office success of Leila which topped the critics' lists for best films of 1999.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Iran > Drama.
Marriage brokerage > Iran > Drama.
Marriage > Iran > Drama.
Infertility > Drama.
Iran > Social life and customs > Drama.
Muslim women > Iran > Social conditions > Drama.
Foreign films > Iran.

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