The Marriage Project

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The director of a psychiatric clinic near Tehran gives patients the opportunity to lead a more normal life. In a model project, patients are allowed to marry each other. For the past 20 years, the 480 patients at Ehsan House have lived in separate wards for men and women, with no hope of ever having sexual relationships. Despite strong opposition, Dr. Farhad Ramezanejad and his team select two patients who want to marry. Are the patients capable of having a relationship that leads to marriage? "Madness, love, and hope merge in this film - part anthropological observation, part diary - to create a heartbreaking narrative about intimate relationships." (visionsdureel.ch)