DVD Leila (DVD 29665),
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  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Modern sensibilities clash with ancient customs in this poetic, emotional film from acclaimed Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui. Newlyweds Reza and Leila--wealthy, young, deeply in love--face a crisis when Leila is diagnosed as infertile. The couple agrees that they don't need children, but Leila is still burdened with feelings of inadequacy, which are compounded by her mother-in-law's unrelenting demands for a child. Invoking tradition, Reza's mother insists that Leila must help find a second wife for him, one capable of producing a male heir.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 909303-D

  • Credits
    Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Ali Mosafa, Mohamad Reza Sharifinia, Jamileh Sheikhi
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Heartbreaking....[A] gripping and beautifully acted film..."
    New York Times

    "...Uncompromising and realistic, particularly in its strong conclusion, LEILA is quietly devastating..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
    Box Office

    "...Eloquent and devastating....Mehrjui is too wise to judge, trusting instead to the sheer power of illuminating the predicament of the young couple, so very well played by Hatami and Mosaffa..."
    Los Angeles Times

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