I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old

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Released 2006

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I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old

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Released:
2006
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Fifteen year old Taraneh, whose widowed father is in jail, refuses the unwanted attentions of carpet salesman Amir - until Amir's mother talks Taraneh into accepting Amir's marriage proposal. Within four months the couple realize that they are incompatible, they divorce and Amir emigrates back to Germany. When Taraneh discovers she is pregnant she decides against all advice and intense social pressure, to keep the baby.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Variety Deborah Young

    An appealing film thanks to its irresistible teenage heroine, I, Taraneh, Am Fifteen delivers the message that there's a new generation of strong-minded femmes out there who aren't...

  • 63

    New York Daily News Elizabeth Weitzman

    Sadr-Ameli's unflagging empathy and Alidousti's confident performance keep us rooting for this young heroine, who refuses to accept the limits forced upon her by both society and t...

  • 60

    The New York Times Lawrence Van Gelder

    Neither approves of nor condemns the choices made by its headstrong protagonist; rather, it quietly observes her transformation from naïve schoolgirl to wary but proud single mother.

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