Daughters Of Malakeh

Daughters Of Malakeh

Daughters Of Malakeh

2011, The Netherlands, 78' & 58', Jet Homoet, Sharog Heshmat Manesh

2011, The Netherlands, 78' & 58', Jet Homoet, Sharog Heshmat Manesh

Daughters Of Malakeh

Synopsis

In public, Maryam wears a headscarf and obeys the rules of the state. But in the privacy of her own home, she’s the breadwinner who runs the show, along with her mother and younger sister, Ghazal. When Maryam decides to get married, a blushing bride at 45, her worlds collide. With the support and encouragement of her family, she reconciles her personal autonomy with the expectations of a traditional marriage. Brother and co-director Sharog Heshmat Manesh presents an intimate portrait of family life in Iran, candidly capturing his sister’s wedding jitters, her fear of giving up her independence and of being too old to break free from her habits, and her attempts to add a pre-nuptial stipulation to the Marriage Guarantee.

World Premiere - Hot Docs 2011, Beeld voor Beeld Film Festival 2011, Leeds International Film Festival 2011, IDFA 2011, International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World 2012