The Grand Lady of Iran
Cinema Verite Festival • 1h 21m
Dir. Mostafa Razzaq Karimi - 2018 - Iran - Language: Farsi - Subtitles: English
"The Grand Lady of Iran (Khadije Saghafi) is part of a small cultural revolution going on in Iranian cinema, where formerly hushed-up topics are being (almost) openly discussed. This curious documentary, directed by Mostafa Razzaq Karimi, is a true rarity, a glancing biography of the woman who married the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of Iran’s Islamic revolution, and shared his life for 60 years. Karimi sometimes seems uncertain how far he can go in lifting the veil on a woman about whom very little is public knowledge, and when in doubt chooses a poetic approach that dances around his subject. Grand Lady won the best film award in the cinema verite section of the Iran International Documentary Film Festival." Hollywood Reporter http://ow.ly/iylK50BAARq
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