UNVEILED – Review by Liz Braun

Mostafa Keshvari’s new feature, Unveiled, is a drama about a Muslim woman who finds an outlet for self-expression and freedom through acting. Farash is a spirited young wife and mother who has no problem balancing her religious faith with a healthy curiosity about life in general. Her husband Saeed, however, and uses religion like a cudgel to control his wife. Unveiled has a good feminist story to tell about what happens when the ties that bind become a noose. But, the overlay of strict formal religion (your choice — every orthodoxy oppresses women) just confuses the issue.

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