Two films by one of Britain's foremost documentary filmmakers, Kim Longinotto. DIVORCE is a hilarious, tragic, stirring, fly-on-the-wall look at several weeks in an Iranian divorce court. It provides a unique window into the intimate circumstances of Iranian women's lives; RUNAWAY is set in a refuge for girls in Tehran and follows the stories of five young runaway girls who arrive there, having fled their homes due to domestic discord. The film explores their experiences of male authority, their longing for freedom and respect, and their hopes for a more positive future. Awards for DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE Winner - Viewpoint International Documentary Film Festival; Chicago International Film Festival Silver Higo Award; San Francisco International Film Festival Grand Prize for Best Documentary. Awards for RUNANWAY Winner - Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema; Osnabruck Film Festival Children's Rights Award; Zanzibar International Film Festival Silver Dhow Award.
Nakedly honest and illuminating --New York Newsday on Divorce Iranian Style
It is revelatory and gripping stuff with Longinotto as an astute observer --Edinburgh Film Festival on Divorce Iranian Style
Thought provoking documentary...an honest and open account...excellent --Inside Out Film on Runaway