Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

One divorced woman driver. Ten passengers. Ten brief conversations that reflect modern Iranian culture and woman’s place within it. TEN is an audacious, Godardian, experiment in cinematic form, with its digitally shot, 2-camera depiction set entirely in the front seat of a travelling car. Over several days the driver (Akbari) traverses Tehran, arguing with her chauvinist young son, confessing her concerns and sharing advice with various female relatives, friends, and hitch-hikers, all contributing to a striking portrait of women’s lives in contemporary Iran. ‘Vibrant, gritty filmmaking that proves that Kiarostami is still one of the most consistently fascinating filmmakers of our times.’ BBC Online.

94 minutes

Country of origin:
France and Iran

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