Saturday, August 10 - Monday, August 12, 2019
As she roams the streets of Tehran in her car, a recently divorced woman (Mania Akbari) chauffeurs a rotating cast of passengers, from her combative young son to a heartbroken wife abandoned by her husband to a defiant young sex worker going about her job. Fully embracing the minimalist freedoms of digital filmmaking by shooting entirely on two cameras fixed to the vehicle’s dashboard, Kiarostami crafts a miracle of slice-of-life docufiction that probes the experiences of women in contemporary Iran. Capturing revealing moments of everyday human interaction, TEN uses its simple premise as a vehicle for a remarkably rich, perceptive look at the tension between the strictures of a patriarchal society and the universal need for personal freedom. – Andy Lauer
Screening as part of Abbas Kiarostami: A Retrospective, Fri Jul 26 through Thu Aug 15.
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Picture: Kiarostami directing; photo from TEN to come.
- Language In Persian/Farsi with English subtitles.
- Year 2002
- Running Time 94 minutes
- Distributor Janus
- Director Abbas Kiarostami
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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