Leila by Dariush Mehrjuei, A film from Iran in Farsi with English
by Dariush Mehrjuei (DVD)
Of The Best Movies from Iran.
Cinematic Gem, Beautifully Acted!
- Stephen Holden, The New
of the most celebrated Iranian films in years!
Reza and Leila, an
attractive and affluent young couple deeply in love and recently
married, discover that Leila is unable to conceive. Invoking
tradition, Reza's mother convinces her daughter-in-law that Reza must,
out of necessity, take a second wife to produce an heir. This
provocative and eloquent story, from "Iran's longest running cinematic
master" (Village Voice), is a stunning portrayal of the clash between
tradition and modern marriage; between manipulation and the power of