I'm Taraneh, 15
I'm Taraneh, 15 (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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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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

Deborah Young

In its quiet way, Taraneh touches the hot issues -- jail, divorce, teenage love, unwed maternity -- and comes up with a convincing, positive answer to all.

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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.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

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

Dana Stevens
New York Times

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

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.

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