Women of Iran film series: The Day I Became a Woman
Marziyeh Meshkini. Iran. 2000. 78min. 35mm. Three loosely-connected short stories portray women in three stages of life'a young girl who is about to turn nine, the age of womanhood, when she will have to wear the chador and stop playing with boys; a young woman who enters a cycling race against the objections of all the men in her clan; an elderly woman who takes the biggest shopping trip in her life to buy all she has ever wanted. Written by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf, husband of the filmmaker.