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To Stay Alive | بمانی

Kurdish (Farsi)Drama 95 min 2002

Bemani (Masoumeh Bakhshi), an adolescent girl forced to marry a sleazy landlord, sets herself on fire on her wedding night. Madina (Neda Aghayi), who has been abandoned by her junkie husband, will be beheaded for this “shame” by her brothers. Nasim (Shadi Heydari), a promising medical student whose father forbids her ongoing studies, is forced to marry an elderly man of no means as form of “escape.” Each woman faces oppression and degradation in the strict confines of Islamic Iran.

Dariush Mehrjui
Dariush Mehrjui
Vahidéa Mohammadi
Bahram Badakshani
Dariush Mehrjui
Mastaneh Mohajer
Mohammad Reza Darvishi
Production Company
Farabi Cinema Foundation

Cast & Crew
Biuk Mirzaei, Ghader Heydari, Habib Rezaei, Masoumeh Bakhshi, Mohammad Habibian, Neda Aghaei, Turan Yaghuti