Be Like Others
Be Like Others
Canada, 2008, 74 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Iran/UK/USA
Program: True Stories
Language: Farsi English Sub-Titles
Awards: Berlin Film Festival 2008 (Teddy Award)
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2008 (FIPRESCI)
Be Like Others is a fascinating look at gender reassignment in a country where homosexuality is punishable by death. Unable to be open about their love, many gay individuals in fundamentalist Iran choose to undergo the painful surgery that allows them to be part of a socially sanctioned couple.
DIRECTOR: Tanaz Eshaghian
Producer: Christoph Jörg, Tanaz Eshaghian, Peter Wintonick
Editor: Jay Freund
Screenwriter: Tanaz Eshaghian
Cinematographer: Amir Hosseini
Music: Henning Lohner
Filmography: Love Iranian-American Style (2006), I Call Myself Persian (2002)
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