Shirin
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A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the 12th century, put on stage by Kiarostami. The development of the text -- long a favorite in Persia and the Middle East--remains invisible to the viewer of the film, the whole story is told by the faces of the women watching the show.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A unique movie viewing experience."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"(Kiarostami) studies the roadmap of the face, faces of women both young and old, faces framed by head scarves that are limned by the flickering light of the faux movie screen."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"The melodramatic, passionate "Shirin" story drives everything forward, and gazing at the faces of these amazing women can be a compelling experience in itself."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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