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Filmmaker: "Three Women" made with love for Iran

TEHRAN, July 13 (Mehr News Agency) -- Filmmaker Manijeh Hekmat is convinced that her latest movie "Three Women" is a film about Iran and is made with love for Iran.

"Three Women" features the story of three women from three different generations, giving a kind of complete image of Iran depicting various levels of people and social lives.

"I think the middle generation has experienced a hard life. They have seen the revolution, been through the war, and all their time was filled with hardship. They are a responsible generation and possess precious experiences for which they have paid a high price," Hekmat told the Persian service of ISNA.

She went on to say, "All the events made me not to trust other generations much. Perhaps it is because I myself feel too much responsible. But on the whole, we must learn to create good relations with both the young and old generations. We must trust them and help the young generations to think and act."

With reference to the role of Persian carpet in this movie, she explained, "Carpet plays major role in the lives of Iranians. All of us have carpets in our homes. It is a memento. It is a sign of our identity. In 'Three Women', carpet is a common sign of all generations indicating mutual understanding."

"Three Women" is due to premier in Tehran cinema halls on the day of Eid ul-Fitr (the last day of the Muslims' fasting month of Ramadan) which is probably on October first.

The film stars Niki Karimi, Pegah Ahangarani, and Maryam Bubani. Actors Reza Kianian, Atila Pesyani and Mehran Rajabi also play in this movie.

The film tells the story of a mother named Minu who is searching for her daughter and in the process discovers that some people are planning to plunder Iran's cultural heritage.


Three women from three different generations. Grandmother, mother and daughter. Three women lost in the past, the present and the future. Minou is a weaver and an expert rug-maker. She lives with her mother and daughter and is busy trying to repair a valuable old kelim rug. Caught up in her own world of dreams and obsessions, she hardly takes any notice of the other two women living with her. But then her daughter disappears, and Minou sets off in search of her. Minou's mother is forgetful. Her grip on the present is slipping away from her so much that she gets lost and can't find her way home. For Minou, who is in danger of losing everything she has, the search for her daughter and her mother becomes a search for truth--and a way of finding her true identity. Pegah has left her mother Minou without any particular destination in mind. Her journey takes her through one of Iran's remotest areas. This is where she encounters a young man who is wandering about just as aimlessly as she is. The journeys these three women undertake help them to discover who they are. But will they be able to live together again?

Related Site: International Film Quarterly, Iran

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