20 FINGERS (Mania Akbari, 2004)

Dedicated to Abbas Kiarostami, in whose Ten Mania Akbari starred two years earlier, Akbari’s 20 Fingers also tries weighing freedom for Iranian women as it scrapes against the implacable rock of male prerogatives and presumption. Here, also, the form is episodic; different couples, perhaps one couple, played by Akbari and Bijan Daneshmand—together, they produced the […]