Daughters of the Sun - 2000
Directed by Maryam Shahriar
A young woman dresses as a man in order to work as a carpet weaver in a nearby village. Things get complicated as her talent is exploited by her boss and a female co-worker falls in love with her.
Color, 1 hour 32 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Dokhtaran-e-Khorshid
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|Altinay Ghelich Taghani||Ahmangol (Ahman)|
|Director of Photography||Homayoun Paivar|
|Sound Recordist||Parviz Abnar|
|Production Designer||Malek Jahan Khazaii|
|Sound Mixer||Parviz Abnar|
|Music||Hossein Ali Zadeh|
Ahmangol (Altinay Ghelich Taghani) prepares for a fateful haircut.
"Ahman" is quickly noticed by the female weavers.
"Ahman'' and the "Master."
The girl that Ahman befriends sees "him" as a way out of her impending marriage to a much older man.
Ahmangol's new village.
The girls have an occasional laugh, to the dismay of the master.
The overbearing master keeps a constant eye on his workers.
Playing a game and haggling over a horse.
The buyer deems the carpet that the girls have been working on worthless.
Window to the world.
By Dave Kehr The New York Times
"Daughters of the Sun" is being billed as an Iranian "Boys Don't Cry," but it takes a lot of wishful thinking to transform this ponderous, relentlessly grim depiction of social servitude in rural Iran into a Western-style disquisition on identity politics.
As were the 2001 Iranian film "Baran" and last year's "Osama" from Afghanistan, "Daughters of the Sun" is about a teenage girl forced to disguise herself as a boy in order to survive. In the urban "Baran," the girl shaves her head and puts on pants to become an assistant at a construction site, where one of the workers feels strangely attracted to the newcomer. In the gravelly wilderness of "Daughters," it's the young woman's father who cuts off her hair and sends her to a neighboring village to work for a rugmaker, supervising three girls as they patiently weave carpets from thick rolls of dyed wool. Continued
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