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  • Summary: A look at the modern sociopolitical landscape of Iran as seen through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days. Her journey is comprised of ten conversations with various female passengers. (Zeitgeist Films)
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  1. Iran's greatest filmmaker is fond of stripping personalities bare through conversations they have while riding in cars. Here he pushes his favorite dramatic device to its limit.
  2. A minimalist film, Ten looks and feels like a documentary. At the end, there is no big denouement, but a profound realization that the people we see on camera are all aching for answers -- and struggling to come to terms with their lives.
  3. There's no doubt that Kiarostami is giving us a lesson in social politics, but the education lies in the mosaic pieced together from conversations and situations.
  4. Shows us, in an extraordinarily simple way, the hopes and frustrations of one woman's life.
  5. The film offers a fascinating glimpse of the Iranian urban middle class, and though it eschews most of the pleasures of composition and landscape found in other Kiarostami films, it's never less than riveting.
  6. A glimpse into a society that has grown more open, more free, and also more casually selfish in its interpersonal aggression.
  7. 50
    The shame is that more accessible Iranian directors are being neglected in the overpraise of Kiarostami.

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  1. Aug 16, 2010
    8
    After the first conversation, the relationship between mother and son was well established; the film would have been stronger if the sonAfter the first conversation, the relationship between mother and son was well established; the film would have been stronger if the son hadn't shown up as much, especially since every other character was far more fascinating. Touching and intelligible, if not, at times, trying. Expand

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