Roozi ke zan shodam (The Day I Became a Woman)
Roozi ke zan shodam (The Day I Became a Woman) (2001)

Directed by Marzieh Meshkini, wife of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, this film tells three intertwined tales of women's struggle for identity in their native country, from the young to the elderly. Episode one, entitled… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 6, 2001
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2005
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Meshkini has made an excellent contribution to Iranian cinema with this poetic, emotionally poignant film.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

A hauntingly simple, profound and beautiful movie.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

This film catapults Meshkini into the 'Someone to Watch' category.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This is just about the lightest and most agreeable of the umpteen Iranian films I've seen.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

What appears on the screen has a starkness that is almost indelible.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Short on drama but long on poetry.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

..."The Day I Became a Woman" doesn't really capture the imagination at the end.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Creates a flow of symbolism so potent, so transporting in its physicality, that its impact all but transcends its righteous liberal 'meaning.'

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

An episodic drama rich in sly humor and symbolic imagery.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
An intriguing glimpse into the lives of three women and the situations that they find themselves in.
Dimitris Springer
Fascinating,profound in whatever way possible.The three portraits of 3 female generations are penetrative,society's dignity mingles in a boiling pot.Come… More