Leila (1997)

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Leila is a kind-hearted and loving woman whose marriage to Reza starts off happily. But when she learns that she is infertile, her life changes rapidly. Devastated by the news, Leila finds herself under growing pressure from Reza’s mother to let him take a second wife to bear his children, and what follows is a profound psychological study of a woman swept away on a complex emotional journey. Led by two wonderful performances by Leila Hatami (Leila) and Jamileh Sheikhi as Reza’s manipulative mother, this is a powerful and thought-provoking drama that doesn’t disappoint.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui.
Writers: Mahnaz Ansarian, Dariush Mehrjui
Stars: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Jamileh Sheikhi, Mohammad Reza Sharifinia, Turan Mehrzad, Amir Pievar, Shaghayegh Farahani.
Cinematographer: Mahmoud Kalari.
Composer: Kayvan Jahanshahi.

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Multisubs rip includes subtitles (soft) in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese & Russian. If the 7gb rip is too heavy for you or takes too long to download you can get a lighter 720p rip also with all the subs here.

RIP Dariush Mehrjui (1939-2023)

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3 Comments

  1. J F
    October 23, 2023
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    Rest in peace Mehrjui. This is one of my favourite films.
    Him and his wife were murdered by the Iranian state.
    Life, Woman, Freedom!

    • Wolfgang Jahn
      November 3, 2023
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      Mehrjui died by homicide indeed, but was 83 years old. Can’t find any reliable source that it was done by the state of Iran (why should they, he was very very old already 🤔). Probably USSA propaganda BS.

  2. November 3, 2023
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    Great film, full of humanity.
    I continue to be amazed by how much can be created with so little in Iranian cinema!
    No holywood budgets, no CGI, no nudity,no car crashes!

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