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New Trailer for Iranian Drama WHEN I BECAME A BUTTERFLY

When I Became a Butterfly
New trailer for director Arash Zaare's Iranian drama.


When I Became a Butterfly poster

Politicised filmmaking in the West rarely rises above shallow liberal platitudes, but in the Middle East filmmakers have been risking their livelihoods, and sometimes their lives, to condemn authoritarian regimes. Women generally bear the brunt of the region's ultra conservative culture, as highlighted in such recent movies as The Perfect Candidate, Tehran Taboo and Permission.

Iranian filmmaker Arash Zaare's When I Became a Butterfly goes so far as to suggest that Iranian women may be better off without men altogether. The film stars Mitra Hajjar as a woman who accidentally causes her husband's death, and amid her attempts to cover up his passing, comes to bask in her newfound freedom.

When I Became a Butterfly is available on Region 1 DVD now. A UK/ROI release has yet to be announced.

Check out the trailer below.


The official synopsis reads:

Based on true events, this unforgettable film tells the story of a meek woman in an unhappy marriage and her emotionally distant son who have to cover up her husband's accidental death while avoiding his mother, employer, and drug dealer. She must get a job and learn to drive, to keep up the act to find a better life for her and her son.