07/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Iranian Film Shirin Shows Faces Of Iran's Women

There's a horrific irony that Neda Agha Soltan should become an icon of Iran's struggle in the same week a sensitive study of the Iranian female face opens in cinemas. Abbas Kiarostami's Shirin is an ingenious film that deserves the widest possible audience. It cannot, of course, match the horror and power of those images of the 26-year-old student as she lay dying on Karegar Avenue after being shot in the chest last Saturday evening.

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