One. Two. One DVD

One. Two. One

Mania Akbari, star of Abbas Kiarostami's Ten, is one of Iran's most distinctive filmmakers and. One. Two. One is her latest feature, and most confrontational work, whose banning finally led to her exile from Iran.

Composed of rhythmically structured and meticulously planned long takes, the film presents a series of conversational pieces connected to a beautiful woman named Ava whose face has been disfigured in an acid attack. Truths emerge in close up and a narrative of love, loss and renewal unfolds from each episode. Akbari questions the concept of beauty and the weight placed on it by her society but her protagonist Ava also functions as a metaphor for the scars her country bears, making this deceptively modest film inherently rich in courage and ideas.

Production Year: 2011
Region Code: 2
UK Rating: PG
Running Time: 79
Language: Farsi
Subtitles: English
Audio: 2.0 Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Colour: Colour
Director Mania Akbari
Cast Neda Amiri
Cast Payam Dehkordi
Cast Hasan Majuni
  • Presented in a new anamorphic transfer, approved by the director.
  • Backstage - an exclusive short film on the making of One.Two.One, taken from the director's personal materials.
  • Booklet featuring - Letter to Mania, an essay by filmmaker, curator and author Mark Cousins.
  • World premiere release on DVD.