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by Atieh Attarzadeh, Hesam Eslami


Encourage the patients to engage in relationships, get married, and lead a family life. That’s the groundbreaking and rule-changing idea of the head of a mental clinic. Not in Scandinavia or Canada, but in the suffocative and repressive milieu of Tehran. As the first marriages between couples selected by a committee take place, a series of intriguing questions arise. An in-depth glance at the unseen structures and the unwritten laws of a closed-circuit community, where love works in mysterious ways. At the same time, a brave portrait of a regressive society governed by strict rules that cries for change.

international title: The Marriage Project
original title: The Marriage Project
country: Iran, France, Qatar
sales agent: Java Films
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Atieh Attarzadeh, Hesam Eslami
film run: 80'
screenplay: Atieh Attarzadeh, Hesam Eslami
cinematography by: Mehdi Azadi, Moslem Tehrani
film editing: Farid Daghagheleh
music: Amen Feizabadi
producer: Etienne de Ricaud, Hesam Eslami, Atieh Attarzadeh, Fiona Lawson-Baker
production: Caractères Productions, Aras Films (IR), AJE Witness (QA)
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