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Films & Schedules - As Simple As That

Sun, Feb 8, 2009
at 2:15 PM (B4)

Fri, Feb 13, 2009
at 7 PM (B4)

Sun, Feb 15, 2009
at 4:45 PM (B1)

As Simple As That

DIRECTOR: Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi - Iran

A nuanced portrait of a religious housewife in distress, As Simple As That offers a rare, realistic depiction of a middle class Iranian woman.  Put-upon Tanareh has a problem common to all sorts of women world-wide: she's suffering form a stressful routine so centered on husband, kids and home that she's completely lost any sense of herself, and has fallen into a deep depression.  Her self-absorbed husband is an engineer who is so busy that he doesn't bother to tell her that he's changed the number of their joint bank account; their two materialistic children are hurtfully unappreciative of her efforts to cook, clean and coach them.  The preparations for her neighbor's wedding lead her, inevitably, to a reassessment of her life.

Filmography: The Child and the Soldier (00), So Close, So Far (04), Under the Moonlight (05).

B4     97 Minutes    

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