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New Date! Abbas Kiarostami, 2002
Thu, Oct 3, 2002 7 PM

Ten, Kiarostami's extraordinarily revealing look at the condition of women in present-day Iran, will be presented at the Wexner Center on October 3 but without Kiarostami's personal introduction.

Set entirely within the confines of a moving car, Ten is a private "road movie" where speech can be unrestrained behind closed doors.

The story follows the divorced mother of a seven-year-old boy over the course of several days as she chauffeurs him as well as others--her sister, a pious elderly women, a streetwalker--on various errands. During each trip conversations touch on the characters' emotional lives no less than on life in Iran, with the woman's annoyance at other motorists providing a lightly comic refrain. (94 mins.)

Widely regarded as one of the greatest directors in the world, Kiarostami had been scheduled for a three-city U.S. tour to introduce his latest film, Ten, at the New York Film Festival, the Wexner Center, and Harvard University.

Kiarostami's appearances have been canceled due to the U.S. government's refusal to provide him with an entry visa.

Ten still screens here on October 3, but without Kiarostami's introduction. Find out more in a news release about the cancellation.

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