Ten

Ten

Ten

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Country: Iran / France

Year: 2002

Runtime: 89 minutes

Color / Dolby

As she roams the streets of Tehran in her car, a recently divorced woman (Mania Akbari) chauffeurs a rotating cast of passengers, from her combative young son, to a heartbroken wife abandoned by her husband, to a defiant young sex worker going about her business. Fully embracing the minimalist freedoms of digital filmmaking by shooting entirely on two cameras fixed to the vehicle's dashboard, Kiarostami crafts a miraculous example of slice-of-life docufiction that explores the experiences of women in contemporary Iran. Capturing revealing moments of everyday human interaction, Ten uses its simple premise as a vehicle for a remarkably rich, perceptive look at the tension between the structure of a patriarchal society and the universal need for personal freedom.

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