A young woman is torn between her father's culture and her desire to make her own life in this drama. Nazil (Sara Sommerfeld) and Mahin (Aminah Al-Fakin) are two teenage girls growing up in Sweden under the watchful eye of their Iranian-born father, Abbas (Said Oveissi). Abbas is proud of his Iranian heritage and tries to instill in his daughters a respect for their history, but Nazil and Mahin feel more comfortable with Sweden's relatively relaxed cultural mores. Abbas thinks it's time his daughters begin thinking about marriage, and with this in mind he introduces them to a pair of Iranian men. Nazil discovers that Hamid (Rafael Edholm), the man her father is trying to fix her up with, is actually her cousin, an idea that she hardly finds appealing. Hamid runs a video-rental store, and he offers Nazil a job; while she wants to keep her distance from him, she also wants money to buy a motorbike, so she takes the job. Nazil soon begins dating Johan (Alexander Skarsgard); Abbas is furious, and his wrath is not eased when Nazil explains her reasons for not wanting to become involved with Hamid. Vingar Av Glas was the first feature from writer and director Reza Bagher, who is an Iranian expatriate; it was shot on Digital Video, and transferred to 35 mm film for theatrical distribution.
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