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Boston Museum of Fine Arts to honor Iranian director Tahmineh Milani

TEHRAN, Nov. 1 (Mehr News Agency) -- The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is to honor Iranian director Tahmineh Milani in its 12th Annual Boston Festival of Films from Iran, the Persian service of ISNA announced on Tuesday. Milani, the director of the closing night film "Extra Wife" (Dec. 4), will be present to receive the award from the ILEX Foundation, associate of the film program at the museum.

The Boston museum will present one of the most extensive showcases of Iranian cinema in the United States from November 11 through December 4.

"Extra Wife", also known as "Unwanted Woman", is about a 35-year-old woman named Sima who sets out on a journey along with her husband and 5-year-old daughter. They are accompanied by Saba, a young widow who has recently lost her husband. During the trip, Sima suspects that a secret relationship has developed between her husband and Saba. When they encounter a storm, they stop for a short stay in a small town where the police are searching for a man who has murdered his wife.

This year's festival includes 13 feature films from veteran directors including Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Alireza Raisian, Reza Mir-Karimi, and Alireza Amini, Mohammad Rasulof, Kamal Tabrizi and Kianush Ayyari.

The Makhmalbaf family, actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, and director Bahman Farmanara were the previous winners.

Milani's other credits include "Two Women", "The Hidden Half", "The Fifth Reaction", "Kakado", "What Else Is New?", "The Legend of a Sigh", and "Children of Divorce".

She has shifted from films with women's issue themes to comedy with her new work "Cease-Fire", though she had previously made the comedy "What Else Is New?"

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