So far the authorities haven't informed the family of Marzieh
Vafamehr about the reasons for her arrest. However, it is believed this is due
to her acting in Granaz
Moussavi's film My Tehran
for Sale and appearing without hijab in a scene.
My Tehran For Sale hasn't
received screening license from the authorities, but it has been distributed in
Synopsis - My Tehran For Sale:
Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her
theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret
life in order to express herself artistically.
At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born Saman, now an Australian citizen,
who offers her a way out of her country and the possibility of living without
Shot entirely on location in Tehran, MY TEHRAN
FOR SALE tells the story of modern day Iranian youth struggling for cultural
freedom. It brings to the screen never before seen images of modern urban Iran,
and reveals how young Iranian people live behind closed doors.
MY TEHRAN FOR SALE is the first Iranian/Australian feature film collaboration
and is the directorial debut of contemporary poet Granaz Moussavi.