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Apricot Groves

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In his first feature film Iranian/Armenian writer/director Pouria Heidary Oureh places his story in his two home countries which are very rarely the settings for any LGBTQ movie.  The tale he spins is exceptionally beautiful and told with such a discreet compassion and understanding that when the main crux of the story is finally revealed, you … Continue reading



Circumstance

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This coming-of-age story tells of two teenage girls, who are best friends, dealing with all the restrictions of growing up in Iran today.  The girls are exploring their emerging sexuality as they become part of Tehran’s underground party scene. When an older brother straight out of drug rehab becomes a religious zealot and even joins … Continue reading



Tehran : City of Love …….for some people

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  This is the stories of three middle-aged sad and depressed Iranians trying to cope with the reality that love has simply passed them by..  In this very bittersweet comedy from writer-director Ali Jaberansari we see how these lonely individuals cope with the lack of a romantic relationship . Overweight Mina (Forough Ghajabagli) ironically is … Continue reading



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