This film is an emotive and intelligent analysis of comtemporary Iranian life that follows a female driver as she meets ten different passengers in one day. The relationships which develop between the driver and her passengers are explored in such a way as to expose the humanity of these very disparate people.
A perceptive and revealing portrait of contemporary Iran set in Tehran, Ten begins with a beautiful and articulate female driver (the beguiling Mania Akbari) picking up her young son from school. After boldly revealing in a less than harmonious exchange that the woman has divorced her husband, the film goes on to meditatively explore the relationships that develop between the driver and her disparate passengers over the course of ten brief but intricately mapped-out journeys.
Voted the most important director of the 1990s in an extensive poll of US critics, Ten more than confirms Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostamis cinematic standing. The creator of such meticulous works as Through the Olive Trees, The Taste of Cherry and The Wind Will Carry Us, Ten offers a continuation and development of his perennial themes and distinctive visual aesthetic whilst also succeeding as a satisfying and hugely compelling human drama. Set entirely within the single location of the cars interior and shot with just a handful of actors on digital video, Kiarostami delivers a humane, emotive and intelligent analysis of contemporary life and a radical yet intimate exploration of the wondrous possibilities of the cinematic medium.
Awful film, probably the worst I have ever seen. It's one of those artsy type films and it really wasn't for me. I was bored from start to finish. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Juddz444
This was certainly worth watching, but not as good as I'd expected having read the reviews here. I found the main actor, the woman driver, a bit irritating to be honest. Read morePublished on 30 Mar. 2012 by Almond
The film is excellent, but the DVD is not at all. It was the second time that I ordered this. Unfortunately you can watch the film only by using a computer not DVD player. Read morePublished on 27 April 2011 by fariborz