Arousi-ye Khouban (Marriage of the Blessed)
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Arousi-ye Khouban (Marriage of the Blessed)
This political allegory managed, by some miracle, to escape the attention of the religious censors of Iran's post-Khomeni regime and was shown in 1989 at the Locarno Film Festival. In the story, a news photographer who has been wounded in the course of covering the Iran-Iraq war is recovering at home. he is haunted by what he has seen in the various wars he has covered. In addition, he is entirely disenchanted with the new post-Pahlavi political regime. He and his daughter proceed to chronicle the desperate state of Tehran's poor, which has remained unchanged for decades. In doing so,… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Politicized anger, wide-angled views"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A film that is political in nature and very controversial for the Iranian authorities to deal with..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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