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by Kamran Shirdel
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The deeply moving Qaleh - The Women's Quarter (1966) shows the life of prostitutes in Tehran's city brothels, an area known as Shahre Now. The film closely follows a number of women and communicates how the burden of social constraints led them to surrender in the face of their common fate. By including photos in the film, a very unique and artistic approach that brings to mind Chris Marker's classic La Jeteé, Shirdel not only tempers the subject's emotional heaviness but also respects the...
Topics: Qaleh, Women's Quarter, Kamran Shirdel, Shahre Now (1966-1980)