Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Charged with humanity and compassion.
  2. Achieves its social commentary through passion and poetry.
  3. 93
    So breathtakingly textural, so empathic in its images, that it transcends its context and achieves timelessness.
  4. Creates a flow of symbolism so potent, so transporting in its physicality, that its impact all but transcends its righteous liberal ''meaning.''
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    An exquisite trio.
  6. Breathtaking reverie worthy of Fellini.
  7. What appears on the screen has a starkness that is almost indelible.
  8. Reviewed by: Marrit Ingman
    The film is dignified rather than dour, full of rich imagery.
  9. 88
    One of the strengths of this film is that it never pauses to explain.
  10. 88
    Announces the arrival of an undeniable talent (Meshkini) that has come of age.
  11. This powerful, compact trilogy speaks volumes about women in Iran.
  12. Underlines the nightmare of entrapment so vividly captured in The Day I Became a Woman.
  13. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    What you're not prepared for in Marziyeh Meshkini's astonishing debut film is the way its central image instantly leaps into the pantheon of world cinema with a rightness and an urgency that glue your eyes to the screen.
  14. 88
    Takes 20 minutes to burst into fierce, inspired filmmaking.

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