Ayneh (The Mirror)
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The story is rather thin, but the neat twists make this Iranian drama, of a feisty little girl trying to find her way home, interesting. The girl's journey begins when she exits school and discovers that her mother is not outside awaiting her. Worried, the child, garbed in traditional clothes and sporting a cast, calls home, but no one answers. Though she doesn't know her own address, she is pretty sure she can find her way and so boards what looks like the correct bus. During the journey she watches the people around her. When they finally arrive at the terminus, she realizes that she… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The two dominant strands of post-revolution Iranian cinema - quaint neorealism and thick meta theory - come together in this wily experiment."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"It becomes a film within a film that reveals the art that goes into making a film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A worthy and captivating picture."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Jafar Panahi's absorbing, innovative drama about the disarming ways in which children express their own distinct personalities without modesty or grandiosity."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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