Woman, Life, Freedom Film series: 'The Day I Became a Woman'

Noviembre 24, 2023
De 3:00pm hasta 6:00pm

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

General Public

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room



Running time: 78 min.

Country: Iran

Director: Marzieh Makhmalbaf

Synopsis: This is the story of women at three stages of life in Iran. The first part centers on a young girl on her ninth birthday who is told that she can no longer play with the boys she had been playing with only the day before because she is now a "woman". Told from the perspective of a nine year old "woman" who does not feel like or know what that label refers to, we see how devastatingly this affects both the girl and the boy with whom she had been friends. The second part is about a young woman who decides to enter a bicycle race against her husband's wishes. As first the husband and then increasing numbers of men from the village ride beside her to convince her to return home, the race begins to symbolize a freedom she desperately wants from the limitations which have been placed on her. Finally, the third part shows us an old woman who has come into some money and is now free to do what she wants. The way she chooses to use this freedom, however, makes one wonder just how free she is.