One.Two.One + Q&A

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but when society applies inordinate pressure on women in this regard (East and West similarly, although in completely different ways), then identity is equated with something that is destined to perish.
It is on this difference between inner and outer beauty that Mania Akbari’s feature, One.Two.One (2011), focuses. Ava is a young, attractive Iranian woman whose face has been disfigured as the result of an accident. Part of her healing process will be as much about accepting herself anew, as coming to terms with the prejudices and stigmatization her disfigurement provokes in her society. Structured as a series of sketches that have one, two or at most three characters in them, Ava’s healing is depicted as both physical (a visit to a beauty clinic) and psychological (visits to a psychiatrist and a fortune teller).
by Mar Diestro Dopide

Director: Mania Akbari, Scriptwriters: Mania Akbari, Majid Eslami, Director of Photography: Shahryar Asadi, Editor: Mania Akbari, Sound & Mix: Ali Alavian Sound Recorder: Hassan Zahedi, Assistant Director: Manfred Esmaeeli, Investors: Abolghasem Ashrafi Amiri, Mania Akbari, Executive Producer: Hassan Bashgerd, Producer: Abolghasem Ashrafi Amiri, Cast: Neda Amiri, Payam Dehkordi, Hassan Majooni, Ashkan Mehri, Bahareh Rahnama, Ramona Shah, Farnaz Rahnama

Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 1:30pm
1 hour 45 minutes
Studio Theatre , Harbourfront Centre
Persian (English Subtitle)

Mania Akbari (b. Tehran, 1974) is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, artist, writer, and...

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Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 1:30pm
Studio Theatre , Harbourfront Centre