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RAKHSHAN BANI - ETEMAD::


One of the leading female filmmakers in Iran, she was born in Tehran, in 1954, and studied film direction at the College of Dramatic Arts. She joined Iranian State Television as a script girl in 1973, then was promoted to assistant director, then producer and manager. During this time, her work gradually evolved into documentary filmmaking. Her first three features are comedies with a sharp eye for social satire. The central characters are the subjects of events to which they can only react. The women in these films are only background figures. But her later, more personal work, focuses on strong women under repressive social conditions. She often touches upon taboo subjects, such as poverty, crime and forbidden love. In Nargess, she pushes censorship codes to the limits, questioning the mores of society, showing desperate people overwhelmed by social conditions and a couple living together without being married. Her ensuing work, The Blue-Veiled, is about the forbidden love between an elderly man of means and a strong-headed young working class woman, who refuses to know her place. Under the Skin of the City is a hymn to a mother’s love for her children and her determination to protect and forgive them in the face of social upheaval.

1979 Consumerism (documentary)
1981 The Independence of the City Immigrants (documentary)
1984 The War Economy (documentary)
1984 Focus (documentary)
1987 Off the Limits
1989 Canary Yellow
1990 Foreign Currency (documentary)
1991 A Report
The Last Visit with Iran Daftari ( / documentary)
1992 Nargess
Spring to Spring ( / documentary)
1994 Who Do You Show These Films To? ( / documentary)
1995 The Blue Veiled
Beneath the City’s Cover ( / documentary)
1998 The May Lady
1999 Baran and the Native ( / short film)
2001 Under the Skin of the City
2002 Our Times



::FILM INDEX::


1.NARGESS(),Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
2.THE BLUE VEILED(RUSARI ABI),Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
3.UNDER THE SKIN OF THE CITY(ZIR-E POOST-E SHAHR),Rakhshan Bani-Etemad