Fifteen-year-old Taraneh, whose widowed father is in jail, works and attends school to make a better life for herself. She is pursued by Amir, a successul carpet salesman. She refuses him until his mother persuades Taraneh to accept his marriage proposal. The couple soon realize that they are incompatible, they divorce and Amir emigrates back to Germany. After the divorce, Taraneh discovers that she is pregnant and she makes the difficult decision to keep the baby, struggling to raise her child in a society that condemns her. Directed by Rasoul Sadrameli, Iran (2002).
Q&A to follow with acclaimed filmmaker and playwright Bahram Beyzaie, Lecturer in the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, and Abbas Milani, Director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
This film is part of the annual SGS Summer Film Festival running from July 13th to September 7th. This year's festival features nine films from around that world that focus on the theme of “Youth Culture in Global Cinema.” For more information on the film festival, please visit SGS Summer 2016 Film Festival.
Free and open to the public. Film length 1 hr. 50 min.