Forough in "Khastegari"

Starring in 1961 film by Ebrahim Golestan

در نخستین ماه های سال ۱۳۴۰ ، پس از بازگشت فروغ به ایران ، «موسسه ملی فیلم کانادا» ساختن فیلمی به نام خواستگاری را به «سازمان فیلم گلستان» پیشنهاد کردو موسسه سفارش دهنده تهیه یک مجموعه چهار قسمتی را در دستور کار خود قرار داده بود که موضوع آن مطالعه و تحقیق درباره طرز معاشرت و زندگی زناشویی زوج های جوان در کانادا،هند،ایتالیا و ایران بود. در ساختن فیلم کوتاه خواستگاری گلستان در مقام نویسنده فیلم نامه و کارگردان و فروغ در مقام دستیار کارگردان و بازیگر نقش عروس بود. برای ایفای نقش داماد جلال آل احمد در نظر گرفته شده بود،که او نپذیرفت و پرویز داریوش ـ نویسنده و مترجمی که بعدها با انگلستان در افتاد ـ جای او را گرفت. سایر بازیگران فیلم: طوسی حائری (همسر احمد شاملو) ، محمود هنگوال(صدابردار سازمان فیلم گلستان) و هایده تقوی (دختر عموی گلستان) بودند. خواستگاری در زمستان سال ۱۳۴۰ در چهل و سومین جلسه «کانون فیلم» به نمایش درآمد >>>


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alexqt my dear fellow

by fussygorilla on

you protest linking the movie clip with politics then go on commenting on the old regime.  Your comment on dictatrorships in Europe is hillarious and even more so is "shah was a great patriot"!  Patriots do not sell out their country and nation to foreigners. He did!   In retrospect, he could be forgiven because he was a total Idiot.


opinion based on

by fussygorilla on

Individual experience is irrelevant because it cannot be generalized to a whole nation.  Such generalization must be based on research and evidence not personal experience of one or a few families.  I stand by my comment about the absence of social and economic justice for the masses and deadly corruption at the highest levels whose beneficiaries are mostly in exile now dreaming of the good 'ol days.

Bano Atefeh

Part of our art history

by Bano Atefeh on

It was so refreshing to watch Forough.

 I am happy and pleased to see this historical clip is somehow has been saved.  



by Golinedairani on

"چون ايران نباشد تن من مباد"  Aslan man nemidunam che rapti be siasat dare ein film, ein yehk sahneye ahdi ast... mardom chegadar Ahntellectual be har gaziye nega mikonan ein kamelan ahdi bud


Why blaming,,,why?

by alexqt on

I dont understand why everybody blaming shah for every single thing. This movie was made for about 40 years ago....we still had dictatorships in european countries. Ask the elder ladies how life was in the western country for 40 years ago, life was not so justify for the women at that time, not even in some european countries. Shah was a dictator, no doubt about that, but he was also a great patriot. 

It was not his fault that women were inferior to men. It was the Islamic and Iranian culture. We should blame ourselves. We have to accept that. Once we have accepted it, we will have democracy!



by statira on

It was the "common people", the 90% of the population who were deprived of economic and social justice who rebelled against the elitist and corrupt system.

I dont agree with what you said. As the matter of fact, during the shah many people upgraded to middle class , including my family. I dont think many of them were the victim of economic and social injustice. They were just a bunch of "namak be cheshm haroom."



by fussygorilla on

Right.  your choice of word "common people' is very revealing indeed. It was the "common people", the 90% of the population who were deprived of economic and social justice who rebelled against the elitist and corrupt system.  I agree that they had the choice then and most opted for chadors and scarves. Someday soon, hopefully, the "choice" will return.



by statira on

Women back then were free to wear whatever they wanted. There was behejab and bahejab. Most women in small cities still wore hejab. This movie is about the way common people used to be. It's not like they forced the actors to wear chador and rosari.

بت شکن

Looks like a Commies collaborative job

by بت شکن on

First, the info in the Persian text is wrong. FF is the bride (to be)'s sister not the bride. Second, all the participants are revamped commies (Golestan), FF (Golestan's girl friend and a  former commie) and their wives (Shamloo's wife) or in one case a Mola-Commie (Al Ahmad, who declined the part of the groom). 

All in in all, kheili loos bood. 


modernization western style on women liberation front

by Fatollah on

was doomed to fail as it's evident from this movie! but, than again, it was a bold move which deserves respect, those against it back then were gutless yellow hillbillies with or without a PHD.


About this film

by fussygorilla on

Which one is Forough?  I guess the little girl with Chador who serves tea?  It may be useful for most I.C posters here to notice that in 1961, women were wearing either a headscarf(one) and Chador, the other two. And, this was during the so-called "women's liberation" era of the Pahlavi dictatorship.