IN THE BAZAAR OF THE SEXES

IM BAZAR DER GESCHLECHTER

By Sudabeh MORTEZAI

FREIBEUTERFILM GMBH - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2009


Festivals
& Awards

DOCSDF México 2010
Best International Documentary
Vision du Reel Nyon 2010
Dokfest Munich 2010
Verzio 2010
Icaro Film Festival Guatemala 2010
Espiello 2011
Best Ethnograhic Documentary
Ecuador Film Festival EDOC 2011
Bordocs Tijuana 2011
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sudabeh MORTEZAI
    • Producer(s)
    • Oliver NEUMANN (FREIBEUTERFILM GMBH)
    • Synopsis
    • A lonesome middle-aged bachelor, a divorced single mother, and a jovial young mullah are the protagonists of this intimate account of gender relations in Iran. Their stories revolve around the institution of temporary marriage, also called lust-marriage, a Shia practice that allows a man and a woman to legally marry for a fixed period of time ranging from one hour to 99 years. Religiously sanctified prostitution or a loophole for couples to have a relationship within the rigid Islamic laws? Religious dogma meets macho sentimentality meets female realities. A relentlessly honest, eye-opening, and sometimes funny account of Islamic sexual and gender politics.
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