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As part of their Iranian Masters series, the Tyneside are giving a one-off screening to one of the greatest Middle Eastern documentaries ever made. Samira Makhmalbaf’s The Apple is an often witty but also very cutting examination of Iranian life, centring on two young girls as they are left to fend for themselves on the streets of Tehran.

Children are often a focus of Iranian films, which often adds to their power and emotional punch; The Apple is no different, as it uses the children to look at the world through innocent eyes, even if the environment around them is less than rosy. More than anything though, using girls allows The Apple to present a subtle yet damning criticism of the patriarchal society in Iran. It’s thought-provoking watching and an experience that no real lover of world cinema should miss.

The Apple screens at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle on Saturday 20th June.

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