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Maryam Boubani in Women's Prison

Women's Prison

2002 NR

Chronicling the grim life of women in an Iranian prison, director Manijeh Hekmat paints a powerful metaphorical portrait in this insightful drama. Serving a lengthy sentence for patricide, insolent Mitra (Roya Nonahali) finds herself on the wrong side of a new warden (Roya Taymourian) who's determined to break the outspoken inmate for protesting against inhumane treatment and challenging government dogma.