Dissident directors hold up ‘mirror’ to Iranian women’s desire News

BERLIN: Two Iranian directors said they have been barred from traveling to the Berlin film festival for their new movie’s premiere Friday for breaking one of their country’s biggest taboos: showing a woman pursuing a “normal life.”
Maryam Moghaddam and Behtash Sanaeeha told AFP from Tehran that they knew they were playing with fire with “My Favourite Cake,” one of 20 films vying for the Golden Bear top prize.
Nevertheless, the crackdown came as a shock last autumn.

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