Primary Image

One. Two. One. in July

Second Run have announced the world premiere DVD release of One. Two. One by the award-winning Iranian filmmaker Mania Akbari on July 22nd. From the press release…

Mania Akbari, star of Abbas Kiarostami’s Ten, is one of Iran’s most distinctive filmmakers. One. Two. One is her latest and most confrontational work and its ban led to her exile from Iran.

Composed of rhythmically structured and meticulously choreographed scenes, the film presents a series of conversations related to a woman named Ava whose face has been disfigured in an acid attack. Truths emerge in close-up and a narrative of love, loss and renewal unfolds.

Transgressive and deeply critical of a society where women are considered inferior to men, Akbari also questions the weight placed on beauty in evaluating a woman’s place in Iranian society. Her protagonist Ava also functions as a metaphor for the scars her country bears, making this deceptively modest film rich in courage and ideas.

DVD special features:

• Presented in a new anamorphic transfer, approved by the director.
• ‘Backstage’: an exclusive short film on the making of One. Two. One, taken from the director’s personal materials.
• Booklet featuring ‘A Letter to Mania’, an essay by filmmaker, curator and author Mark Cousins.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.

We need your help

Running a website like The Digital Fix - especially one with over 20 years of content and an active community - costs lots of money and we need your help. As advertising income for independent sites continues to contract we are looking at other ways of supporting the site hosting and paying for content.

You can help us by using the links on The Digital Fix to buy your films, games and music and we ask that you try to avoid blocking our ads if you can. You can also help directly for just a few pennies per day via our Patreon - and you can even pay to have ads removed from the site entirely.

Click here to find out more about our Patreon and how you can help us.

Did you enjoy the article above? If so please help us by sharing it to your social networks with the buttons below...

Latest Articles