Roozi ke zan shodam (The Day I Became a Woman)
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Roozi ke zan shodam (The Day I Became a Woman)
The stories of three women enslaved by love in Iran. On the morning of the day she turns 9, Havva is kept from joining her friends to play outside of the house. She is warned by her mother and grandmother that she has become a woman. Learning that she was born at noon, Havva insists she should be given another hour to go out as a girl one last time. A young woman is competing in a women's biking race on an island as she is persistently pursued by her husband, in-laws, and the elders of her clan. While riding their horses to catch up with her, they all try to persuade her to return to her… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A hauntingly simple, profound and beautiful movie."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"This film catapults Meshkini into the 'Someone to Watch' category."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"This is just about the lightest and most agreeable of the umpteen Iranian films I've seen."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"These simple episodes are all admirable but rarely engaging."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Zzzzzzzzzzzzz."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"What appears on the screen has a starkness that is almost indelible."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Short on drama but long on poetry."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"..."The Day I Became a Woman" doesn't really capture the imagination at the end."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"...pulsing with energy, fear, and determination"
‑ Jeanne Aufmuth, Palo Alto Weekly
"A bold, vibrant piece of filmmaking that dares to not only question the justice of sexist orthodoxy, but to demonstrate the poignancy of lives trapped and twisted within its confines."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Creates a flow of symbolism so potent, so transporting in its physicality, that its impact all but transcends its righteous liberal 'meaning.'"
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"An episodic drama rich in sly humor and symbolic imagery."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
""The Day I Became a Woman" is a trio of fables which simply yet evocatively lay out the problems of being a woman in Iran."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"A scathing indictment of the harsh, stifling treatment of women in Iran."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Achieves its social commentary through passion and poetry."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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