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Once Were Warriors

Director: Lee Tamahori

Based on a novel by Alan Duff. Alcoholism and domestic violence torment a family struggling to survive in an urban area south of Auckland.

Under the Skin of the City

Director: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

A film set during the 1997 Parliamentary elections about the struggles of a lower-middle class family in Iran.

The May Lady

Director: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

A divorced mother of a teenaged son is commissioned to make a documentary about the “ideal mother.”

Blue Veiled

Director: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

The story of a widower who runs a tomato farm and a woman who comes to work there.

Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine

Director: Bahman Farmanara

A filmmaker who has been banned from his art for 20 years considers his mortality and decides to film his own funeral.

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