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Iran’s Tahmineh Milani starts shooting ‘Ceasefire’ sequel

Eminent female Iranian filmmaker and screenwriter Tahmineh Milani has started shooting her new project, a sequel of her romantic comedy Ceasefire.

Ceasefire is an appropriated movie based on a psychoanalytical book titled Recovery of Your Inner Childwritten by Lucia Capacchione.

The movie revolves around the domestic problems of a wealthy young couple that goes through the scrutiny of an adroit psychologist to be solved.

Ceasefire 2 narrates the encounter of a young educated couple with their former family counselor after some years. They review the couple’s lives and some of the dramatic events that happened over the past years.

Born in 1960 in Tabriz, Milani usually adopts melodramatic style in her productions and focuses on gender issues, where the feminine characters become the subject of intense oppression and discrimination.

As one of Iran’s most talented women directors, screenwriters and producers, Milani has swept numerous awards in international film festivals.

She won the awards for Best director, Best film and Best screenplay at the 51st Asia Pacific Film Festival for her Unwanted Woman in 2006.

She has also received the Grand Prix ‘Cinéma Tout Ecran’, Geneva Cinema Tout Ecran for The Fifth Reaction in 2003 and the Best Artistic Contribution prize of the 25th Cairo International Film Festival for The Hidden Half in 2001.

Milani’s latest production One of We Two was screened at the 34th edition of Mill Valley International film festival (MVFF) in the US in October, 2012.

Children of Divorce (1989) and Two Women (1999), are also among Milani’s better-known works.

By Press TV


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