Women Make Waves International Film Festival



Rakhshan BANI-ETEMAD 1991 Iran Fiction color 100min 35mm
Director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s fourth feature combines the conventions of the gangster genre with the tale of an unusual love triangle. Afagh is an aging thief who has lost the attractiveness of her youth and is in danger of losing her lover, Adel. Unfortunately for Afagh. Adel has met Nargess, the beautiful young daughter of poor, noble parents, and decided to leave the life of crime to be with her...but not until he pulls off one last job.



BANI-ETEMAD was born in Tehran in 1954. After studying at the University of Dramatic Arts in Iran, she made several documentaries for Iranian television. In 1987, she directed her first feature film Off Limits, and in 1991, she became the first woman recipient of the best director award at Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran for Nargess. She then directed several films that won numerous awards such as The Blue Veiled (1995), Under the Skin of the City (2000), and Gilaneh (2005). She is the most popular director among Iranians.

  • 2014《德黑蘭人間傳奇》Tales
  • 2010 I'll See You Tomorrow Elina
  • 2009《女人半邊天》We Are Half of Iran's Population
  • 2006《靜脈注射》Mainline
  • 2005《戰火離情》Gilaneh
  • 2002《我們的時代》Our Times…
  • 2000《爛心城市》Under the Skin of the City
  • 1997 The May Lady
  • 1994《藍色面紗》The Blue Veiled
  • 1993 Spring to Spring
  • 1991《憂傷的娜葛絲》Nargess
  • 1989 Foreign Currency
  • 1988 Canary Yellow
  • 1987 Off the Limits

Director/ Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

Writing credits/ Rakhshan Bani-Etemad & Fereydun Jirani

Casts/ Farimah Farjami Afagh

Print Source: Farabi Cinema Foundation

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