In the Bazaar of the Sexes

Austria 2009
D: Sudabeh Mortezai, 90 min
OV with English subtitles

A divorced single mother, a lonely bachelor, and a young mullah are the protagonists of this intimate insight into gender relations in Iran. Their stories revolve around the practice of temporary marriage, a Shiite tradition which makes it possible for a man and a woman to get married for a limited period of time which can range from 1 hour to 99 years. This movie is a brutally honest, critical and occasionally humorous analysis of Islamic sexual policy.

Beginning in September 2010 and continuing until February 2011, the Filmmuseum will feature a series of 20 films from various genres which will take their audiences into the most remote regions of the Islamic world. The films to be shown couldn’t be more diverse and together form a cinematic kaleidoscope that addresses ongoing political tensions and themes such as modernisation, globalisation, violence and perceived departures from tradition, the power of reason, and life and poetry in our contemporary global world.

Organisers: Munich Museum of Film [Münchner Filmmuseum], Munich Adult Education Centre [Münchner Volkshochschule]

Wednesday, 10 November 2010 - 9:00pm


Filmmuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum
St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 Munich

Ticket reservation:
0049-[0]89-233-964 50

4,- €