Films

Untaken Paths

Untaken Paths, "Rah’haye narafteh"

Synopsis

Director

Legendary feminist filmmaker, Tahmineh Milani, is no stranger to stories of marital struggles for women. It is a theme that has run across her filmography, and one that she has experimented with in different genres.

„Untaken Paths“, her fourteenth feature, tells the story of a young woman in love, who marries against the wishes of her family. She is challenged when her nascent marriage is thrown into trouble because of the couple’s roots in different social strata. Mahour Alvand’s methodical performance cements her as one of Iranian cinema’s rising stars, following her brilliant performance as the titular character in Reza Mirkarimi’s „Daughter“ (which screened at PÖFF 2016).

Tahmineh Milani

(b. 1960, Tabriz, Iran), one of the most successful Iranian women filmmakers, is an architecture graduate from Iran University of Science & Technology. She began her film career at the Free Film Workshop as a researcher for screenplays in 1979. Her debut was „Children of Divorce“, but her international breakthrough came with „The Legend of a Sigh“ and „Two Women“. Milani was head of the international jury in PÖFF 2004.

 

 

Filmography

  • valik/selected: Bache-haye talagh (Children of Divorce, 1989)
  • Do zan (1999, Kaks naist, PÖFF 2000)
  • Nimeh-ye penhan (The Hidden Half, 2001)
  • Vakonesh panjom (Viies reaktsioon, PÖFF 2003)
  • Zan-e ziadi (The Unwanted Woman, 2005)
  • Atash bas (Cease Fire, 2006)
  • Superstar (2009)
  • Payback (Kättemaks, PÖFF 2015)
  • Cease Fire 2 (2014)

Schedule

17.11.2017
19:00 - 20:46
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 011402
Sold out
28.11.2017
19:15 - 21:21
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 120603
Guests (1)
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Movie guests:  Director Tahmineh Milani
29.11.2017
21:00 - 23:06
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 130205
Guests (1)
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Movie guests:  Director Tahmineh Milani
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama

Film info

Country: Iran
Year: 2017
Duration: 106 minutes
Language: Persian
Director: Tahmineh Milani
Producer: Mohammad Nikbin
Writer: Tahmineh Milani
Cast: Mahoor Alvand, Milad Keymaram, Elsa Firouz Azar, Jamshid Hashempour, Afsar Asadi
Festival: Fajir

Synopsis

Director

Legendary feminist filmmaker, Tahmineh Milani, is no stranger to stories of marital struggles for women. It is a theme that has run across her filmography, and one that she has experimented with in different genres.

„Untaken Paths“, her fourteenth feature, tells the story of a young woman in love, who marries against the wishes of her family. She is challenged when her nascent marriage is thrown into trouble because of the couple’s roots in different social strata. Mahour Alvand’s methodical performance cements her as one of Iranian cinema’s rising stars, following her brilliant performance as the titular character in Reza Mirkarimi’s „Daughter“ (which screened at PÖFF 2016).

Tahmineh Milani

(b. 1960, Tabriz, Iran), one of the most successful Iranian women filmmakers, is an architecture graduate from Iran University of Science & Technology. She began her film career at the Free Film Workshop as a researcher for screenplays in 1979. Her debut was „Children of Divorce“, but her international breakthrough came with „The Legend of a Sigh“ and „Two Women“. Milani was head of the international jury in PÖFF 2004.

 

 

Filmography

  • valik/selected: Bache-haye talagh (Children of Divorce, 1989)
  • Do zan (1999, Kaks naist, PÖFF 2000)
  • Nimeh-ye penhan (The Hidden Half, 2001)
  • Vakonesh panjom (Viies reaktsioon, PÖFF 2003)
  • Zan-e ziadi (The Unwanted Woman, 2005)
  • Atash bas (Cease Fire, 2006)
  • Superstar (2009)
  • Payback (Kättemaks, PÖFF 2015)
  • Cease Fire 2 (2014)