Rana has chosen a path in order to support her family, while Adineh has fled his home and city to escape his complicated situation as a transsexual man, whose family prevents him from living as his true self. The Iranian film Aynehaye Rooberoo was shown in the United States with the title "Facing Mirrors" (2011). We have just relaunched the site with a new structure and design, A spelling error in the page address (URL), Your URL ends in .htm (the correct ending is .html), The file or page you requested (or bookmarked) may have been moved, archived, deleted or is temporarily not available, Our website might be experiencing technical difficulties, Try using our search (see website top banner) to search the whole site, Click the 'Back' button on your browser and try another link, Type in the URL again with .html at the end and double-check the spelling. Directed by Negar Azarbayjani. Ann Arbor, MI UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema . These DVD’s will play on any DVD player anywhere in the world (Region Free).

Set in contemporary Iran, “Facing Mirrors” is a story of an unlikely and daring friendship that develops despite social norms and religious beliefs.

Mirrors 2 subtitles. The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Set in contemporary Iran, Facing Mirrors tells the story of an unlikely and daring friendship that develops between a cisgender female cab driver and her passenger, a transgender man desperately awaiting a passport to leave the country to escape a forced marriage. By chance she picks up the wealthy and rebellious Edi, who is desperately awaiting a passport to leave the country. Box 1272 Milwaukee, WI 53201 | Tel: 414.559.2123, Following the film, a talk-back/discussion (along with pie! As does the film: The gripping Facing Mirrors is impressively idiosyncratic in its adherence to genre, always compelling in its sympathies, and edifyingly revealing as a portrait of the people of Tehran. The plot of the story involves the interaction of the two lead protagonists, and the interaction of each of them with family and society.This movie is somewhat painful to watch, because both protagonists have such a difficult, uphill struggle with forces that they can't control. Negar Azarbayjani Facing Mirrors. Editor: Sepideh Abdolvahab, N. Azarbayjani. Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS), 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan, Diversity, Film, International, Middle East Studies, Muslim. The first narrative film from Iran to feature a transgender main character and a story of an unexpected friendship, one that defies class, oppressive social norms and religious beliefs.