To be perfectly honest, I have nothing much to say about Daughters of the Sun (2000) that I didn’t say in the “In Brief.” It’s the sort of grim, glacially-paced movie that will appeal to some people for the very reason that it is grim and glacial. I can appreciate the fact that its story of oppressed and abused women working for a cruel rugmaker can — if stretched enough — be read as an allegory for the state of women in Iran in general. Conceptually, that’s fine. but that neither makes it compelling entertainment, nor does the concept carry the weight it might since everything we see in this society is grim and unpleasant. Look, if I say, “It’s a slow Iranian film about women in virtual slavery being abused by a tyranical rugmaker,” and your eyes don’t glaze over, this might be for you.
Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Daughters of the Sun Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District (upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332, www.ashevillecourtyard.com