The Day I Became a Woman

The Day I Became a Woman ★★★★½

Gets to you slowly but firmly, capturing the essence of what it means to be a woman in Iran. You may ask "how would I know?", I'll answer that watch this film and you are most certain Meshkini's cinematic talents will guide you to realization. It isn't afraid to go darker areas but at the same time it's full of soulful humor and ambiguity. I love the sense of movement here from the externalized inner time that spins young Hava around to circles we go in the bicycle races playing with the idea of individual and the group to unforgettable shopping spree lead by elder lady. The idea of time runs throughout, lifetime at the center with rebellious attempts to own your own time instead of letting others define your life.

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