A wonder woman doesn’t need to have super powers, she does her best to push the limits and break the rules. That’s exactly what the three lead characters of The Day I Became A Woman by Iranian director Marzieh Meshkini do in the movie. Divided in three distinctive parts, each one of them tells the story of a woman at a different part of her life.
The first one, Hava, is almost 9 and must leave her childhood behind when her mother gives her her very first black chador. The second one, Ahoo, is determined to take part in a female biking competition even with her husband and the wise men of her town following her on top of horses and asking her to stop. Hoora, the third one is a older lady who after inheriting a lot of money goes to a shopping mall and buys everything she could never get before.
A true ode to Iranian women, the director paints a haunting and impactful picture and doesn’t omit the hardships and frustrations they endure. Released on International Women’s Right Day, The Day I Became A Woman is the story of three women fighting for freedom.