This film unveils the lives of two women, Minna and Fariba, in a city in Iran. They both make a living from finding male customers on the streets.
The film explores their everyday lives and the way prostitution functions in a country where it is banned and where adultery is prosecuted, and can sometimes result in capital punishment. Many of the women’s punters find a way to buy sex and still comply with Muslim law: they marry the women in what is called ‘Sighe’, a temporary form of marriage legal in Shia Islam. ‘Sighe’ can last from two hours and up to 99 years. The film follows the women for more than a year.
Altogether a sympathetic and naked portrait of two women’s tabooed lives in a closed and paradoxical society.