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Iranian Actress Marzieh Vafamehr Arrested


According to Iran Green Voice, Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr, wife of film director and screenwriter Nasser Taghvai, was arrested two weeks ago in Tehran and remains in detention.

So far the authorities haven't informed the family of Marzieh Vafamehr about the reasons for her arrest. However, it is believed this is due to her acting in Granaz Moussavi's film My Tehran for Sale and appearing without hijab in a scene.

My Tehran For Sale hasn't received screening license from the authorities, but it has been distributed in Tehran regardless.

Synopsis - My Tehran For Sale:

Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and, like all young people in Iran, she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically.

At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born Saman, now an Australian citizen, who offers her a way out of her country and the possibility of living without fear.

Shot entirely on location in Tehran, MY TEHRAN FOR SALE tells the story of modern day Iranian youth struggling for cultural freedom. It brings to the screen never before seen images of modern urban Iran, and reveals how young Iranian people live behind closed doors.

MY TEHRAN FOR SALE is the first Iranian/Australian feature film collaboration and is the directorial debut of contemporary poet Granaz Moussavi.


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