I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old (Man, Taraneh, panzdah sal daram)
I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old (Man, Taraneh, panzdah sal daram) (2002)

An intense personal drama documenting a young woman's choices in modern day Iran, Rasul Sadrameli's Man, taraneh, panzdah sal daram (aka I'm Taraneh, 15) finds a young woman in the difficult situation of becoming a single… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2002
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A strong entry in the recent plethora of Iranian neo-realist films.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Taraneh is superbly played by same-named Taraneh Alidousti, whose angelic face is made for the movie camera.

R. Emmet Sweeney
Village Voice

Sadr-Ameli opts for a tone of distanced objectivity, where melodramatic revelations are slow-pedaled; his documentary background is evident in the detailed portrait of institutional sexism and an even-handed struggle with the ethics of abortion.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Sadr-Ameli's unflagging empathy and Alidousti's confident performance keep us rooting for this young heroine, who refuses to accept the limits forced upon her by both society and the law.

Dana Stevens
New York Times

This Iranian film quietly observes the title character's transformation from naïve schoolgirl to wary but proud single mother.