Leila

Leila

Streaming Video - 2000
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Reza and Leila, an attractive and affluent young couple deeply in love and recently married, discover that Leila is unable to conceive. Invoking tradition, Reza's mother convinces her daughter-in-law that Reza must, out of necessity, take a second wife to produce an heir. The heartbreak that follows is "in a word, devastating." (The New York Times) Called "the most interesting and accomplished filmmaker the United States has never heard of" by Godfrey Cheshire in The New York Press, Mehrjui has become more familiar to audiences with the critical and box office success of Leila which topped the critics' lists for best films of 1999.
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : Made available through hoopla, 2000
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: streaming video file (1 video file (ca. 129 min.)) : sd., col

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geomillar
Feb 21, 2011

Absolutely brilliant. Here is a DVD that deserves 10 stars out of 5!
Hard to believe it was made in 1997, for it is just as relevant today and both the filming and acting are far above the Oscar plane. I loved it!

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