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Divorce Iranian Style/Runaway (UK): 1/26/09

Old 12-22-08, 07:13 PM
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Divorce Iranian Style/Runaway (UK): 1/26/09

From DVD Times:
Second Run DVD have announced the UK DVD release of Divorce Iranian Style / Runaway on 26th January 2009 priced at 12.99 RRP. The latest offering from Second Run is a double-feature of documentary films by British director Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini that focus on women in Iran.

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* New interview with director Kim Longinotto
* Digitally re-mastered with restored picture and sound
* Optimal quality dual layer disc
* Booklet featuring new essay by author and film historian Mark Cousins and essay by author and filmmaker Ziba Mir-Hosseini


I'm a big supporter of Second Run, so I'll definitely be picking this up.
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Old 01-22-09, 05:39 PM
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Old 02-02-09, 08:46 AM
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Re: Divorce Iranian Style/Runaway (UK): 1/26/09

There're several nitpicks I could make about that DVD Times review, but I'll leave it at saying that I'm disappointed to find that despite rattling off several Iranian filmmakers in the opening paragraph, the reviewer seems to be unaware that they speak Farsi in Iran:

As there is some narration by Kim Longinotto on Divorce Iranian Style, mainly only to introduce each of the women pursuing divorce proceedings and give some background on their case. This film consequently also has optional Arabic subtitles.
I thought it was only Americans that so readily lumped Persians in with Arabs.
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And you seem to be unaware that the disc apparently does use Arabic subtitles instead of Farsi. See Second Run's own site.
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And you seem to be unaware that the disc apparently does use Arabic subtitles instead of Farsi. See Second Run's own site.
I'm aware that the subtitles are in Arabic. My comment concerned the reviewer's rationale for the inclusion of Arabic subtitles.
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