"The story of an 18-year-old Iranian girl (a fine performance by Flora Shabaviz( living in a poor village on the edge of a new town whose personality slowly breaks down under the pressure of modern and western influenc...展开es. SHe refuses to get married and the new ideas of her younger sister and others eventually create an individuality and a pressure that erupts in an hysterical nervous breakdown. There are almost no camera movements and the usual transition is a fade. it's very quiet and still and beautiful but with a great deal of feeling concealed beneath its calm exterior." (Ken Wlaschin, Film and Filming).