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Author Mihrjūʼī, Dāriyūsh, director

Title The lady / directed by Dariush Mehrjui
Published Honolulu, HI : Asia Pacific Films, 1999, 1991
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (108 min.)
Series Asian film online
Asian film online
Summary When Miriam, the wife of a wealthy businessman, discovers her husband has been having an affair and wants to divorce her, she is devastated. However, when she meets a middle-aged couple who have fallen on hard times, she takes them in as guests in her large but lonely house. So begins her 'adoption' of the city's outcasts, who include an elderly man recently released from hospital and a woman with a sick infant. However, although her house guests provide valuable companionship and satisfy her desire to give of her material wealth, Miriam soon discovers that some of her companions are not as honest as she might think. Loosely based on Luis Bunuel's scathing classic Viridiana. Awards/Festivals: Don Quixote Award - Special Mention, Berlin International Film Festival 1999; Karlovy Vary Film Festival 1999; Mar del Plata Film Festival 1999. Singapore International Film Festival 1999
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Aug. 6, 2013)
Previously released as DVD
This edition in Farsi, western (Persian) with English subtitles
Nomnated, 2000, Golden Crow Pheasant (for director), Kerala International Film Festival
Won, 1999, Don Quixote Award - Special Mention (for director), Don Quixote Award - Special Mention
Subject Families -- Iran -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Farahi, Bita, 1957- performer
Oveisi, Fathali, performer
Tirandaz, Sima, performer
Other Titles Original title: Banoo