Mullah's Daughter (2019)

  • 1h 12m
  • Hassan Solhjou
  • Mahdieh adat MirHabibi
  • engelske undertekster

En iransk familie bliver et Iran i miniature-format, hvor en konservativ mullah prøver at styre tingene. Men hans trodsige datter bærer på en hemmelig plan.

En usædvanlig og personlig beretning om en muslimsk mullah og hans familie i Iran - alt sammen filmet i smug af hans egen datter, Mahdieh. Hun er fotograf, men grundet politiske restriktioner har regeringen forbudt hende at arbejde. Hendes far, den stærkt konservative mullah, er radikal tilhænger af det iranske præstestyre, men kæmper selv for at holde styr på sine trodsige børn med deres alternative holdninger til hvordan man skal bære et tørklæde eller styre et samfund. Samtidig kæmper Mahdieh for at holde en hemmelighed: hun planlægger at flygte fra landet med sin kæreste. Men som tiden går, bliver familiens situation kun mere kompliceret. Hvad der starter som en klassisk fortælling om en undertrykkende patriark og hans oprørske børn, bliver med Mahdieh bag kameraet til en meget nuanceret beretning fra en datter, der elsker sin far, men som ikke kan leve under det konservative præstestyre. Lær også, hvordan en mullahs turban bindes med det meterlange sorte stof, og hvordan man hurtigt skifter til en sort hijab i toget, når man har været i byen med løst hår.

An Iranian family becomes a miniature representation of Iran, where a conservative mullah tries to control things. But his defiant daughter has a secret plan.

An unusual and personal story about a Muslim mullah and his Iranian family - filmed by his own daughter, Mahdieh. She makes a living as a photographer, but due to political restrictions, the government has banned her from working. Her father, a highly conservative mullah, is a radical supporter of the Iranian clergy, but is himself fighting to control his defiant children with their conflicting attitudes and alternative values and ideas about how to run a society. At the same time, Mahdieh is struggling to keep a secret: she is planning the escape from the country with her boyfriend. But as time goes by, the family situation grows even more complicated. The conservative saying that a family is the basic unit of society is turned upside down in a film where the family in question indeed does become an image of contemporary Iran in miniature, but where the inner conflicts and generation gaps are equally magnified.

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English