Mory Wants a Wife by Baktash Abtin (2012, 52 min.). The tensions around religious ideals, sexual temptation, tradition, and modernity come to the forefront in this documentary about Morteza Mahmoodzadeh, a “good God-fearing man.” Twice divorced but still devoted to the notion of having a family, Mory Wants a Wife is a fascinating character study about a man trying to find his place in the world.

 Temporary by Behzad Azadi (2012, 15 min.). Zahra, a beautiful but morose young widow with a little daughter, engages reluctantly in a one-day temporary marriage for a price of 200,000 tomans to help provide for her daughter.