In The Bazaar of The Sexes
(Im Bazar der Geschlechter) Director: Sudabeh Mortezai, A, 2009, Farsi / English subtitles, 90 min
A lonesome middle-aged bachelor, a divorced single mother, and a jovial young mullah are the protagonists of this intimate account of gender relations in Iran. Their stories revolve around the institution of temporary marriage, also called lust-marriage, a Shia practice that allows a man and a woman to legally marry for a fixed period of time ranging from one hour to 99 years.
The screening will be held with personel presence of leading Czech arabist and islamist, profesor of Charles University, Luboš Kropáček! The screening is in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum Prague.