Sunday, January 4, 2015
Review: If you could be mine
There is nothing more hurtful than loving someone who can't love you back.
In Sahar's case, it's more complicated than that. Nasrin and her have been lovers since their lifelong friendship turned into something more. But life in Tehran impedes them from expressing their love publicly. Now that Nasrin is about to be married, Sahar grows frenzied, and the only solution she can find to saving their love is a sex reassignment surgery.
Farizan turned a forbidden love story into a debate about how far we are willing to compromise our values for love. Sahar is against adultery, but a sex change is considerable? She meets Parvern, a transgender boy who went through the surgery and together they discuss several LGBT themes.
A short contemporary story that makes you realize how pointless a relationship looks when only one person is willing to sacrifice to sustain it.