Bridge to Iran: Border Cafe
Category: World Cinema: Cinemondo
Regions: Middle East
Topics: Women / Gender / Sexuality, Indigenous Peoples
Language: Greek, Persian, Turkish
Iran, 105 minutes
Not a dvd rip.
sdtv rip, divx 1hr 50 minutes
Dir: Kambozia Partovi
Reyhan is the mother of two young children, living in a small town in
northern Iran near the Turkish border. When her husband dies, his brother
Nasser is eager to take over the family by marrying Reyhan and raising her
children in accordance with tradition.
;;Right after her husband’s funeral, the elder women in the family urge
Reyhan to shed her black mourning robes so that she can marry Nasser and
welcome him into her bed. But Reyhan respectfully rebuffs their urgings,
saying she is not ready.
;; Though Nasser expresses a sincere sense of duty toward his brother’s
widowed family, he becomes enraged when Reyhan repeatedly asserts her
independence by refusing to live with him, and then resurrects her late
husband’s run-down roadside cafe. When Reyhan’s culinary skills attract a
loyal and growing following, including one very admiring Greek truck
driver, she threatens not only Nasser’s own restaurant business, but his
manhood. Irate, he launches a relentless campaign to strip her of her
livelihood and her independence. Border Café is a complex portrait of the
roles of women and men in modern Iran.
;;Released as Part of The Global Lens Collection,
;;SDTV Rip- Divx- ;;English Sub, 1hr 50 minutes
Nov 22, 2007, 13:25:41
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