REVIEW FOR THE BLUE - IRANIAN MOVIE BY RAKHSHAN BANI-ETEMAD
An old factory worker falls in love with one of his factory-workers after his wife's death. Unfortunately, it's in rural Iran, where people are outraged by far lesser things.
The Hyderabad Film Club is screening "The Blue-Veiled" on the 5th of November, as part of the Iranian Film Festival, at the Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium, Public Gardens. The movie is set in rural Iran, and is a tale of love imperiled by social convention as shown through the bittersweet convergence of two social opposites - Nobar and Rasul - who must tackle resistance to their union from all sides of the spectrum. Here, an elderly farmer and factory-owner falls in love with one of his workers following his wife's death. His daughters and in-laws are outraged, and the old man must choose between conformity and happiness.
Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, after studying film at the University of Dramatic Arts in the Iranian capital, joined the staff of the national TV as a script girl. Her promotion to assistant director, producer and manager led to the start of her career as a filmmaker. By focusing on reality instead of manipulating the integrity of the documentary to push her perspective, Bani-Etemad lets the Iranian people's experiences in daily life speak for themselves. The power to affect change through reality makes her documentaries a powerful medium.
Please contact Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841 for further details.