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Ten, the film by Iranian master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, focuses on ten conversations between a female driver in Tehran and the passengers in her car. Her exchanges with her young son, a jilted bride, a prostitute, a woman on her way to prayer and others, shed light on the lives and emotions of these women whose voices are seldom heard.

Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami
Actor: Amin Maher


92 min   |   Iran, 2002


About TEN By Abbas Kiarostami

Ten is a 2002 Iranian film, a docufiction directed by Abbas Kiarostami, starring Mania Akbari and Amin Maher.

It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and ranks at number 447 on Empire magazine's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time. The film ranked No. 47 in Empire magazine's "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010. The French film magazine Cahiers du cinéma ranked the film as 10th place in its list of best films of the decade 2000–2009. The film was later voted the 98th greatest film since 2000 in an international critics' poll conducted by BBC.

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