Directed by Ida Panahandeh Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 8pm | Saturday 30 April 2016 at 7:30pm | Sunday 1st May 2016 at 5pm

Iran | 2015 | 105 min | In Persian with Arabic and English subtitles
Cast: Sareh Bayat, Nasrin Babaei, Pejman Bazeghi


A young divorcee living with her son in a small northern city of Iran, wants to marry the man she has fallen in love with. According to the current rules, the father has the custody of children; however, her ex-husband has granted her that right on the condition that she doesn’t remarry. Struggling to keep both of her beloved ones, she has to think about the third option: Temporary Marriage (Sighe). However, this will get her into a predicament, as despite its being legal, Sighe is not well-received by the society at all. Would temporary marriage be a good solution for her?

Nahid, jeune divorcée, vit seule avec son fils de 10 ans dans une petite ville au bord de la mer Caspienne. Selon la loi iranienne, la garde de l’enfant revient au père mais ce dernier a accepté de la céder à son ex femme à condition qu’elle ne se remarie pas. La rencontre de Nahid avec un nouvel homme qui l’aime passionnément et veut l’épouser va bouleverser sa vie de femme et de mère.


Festivals and Awards


Promising Future Prize Ex-aequo – 2015 Cannes Film Festival