The history of Iranian cinema has links to gender relations. The changes that Iranian cinema has experienced in area of gender are indicator of social evolution. In this study, forms of gender relations in Iranian films can be explained through tradition and modernity. Based on content analysis, this research tries to follow conditions of modernity in Iranian society by searching the quality of representing gender relations in Iranian cinema after the Islamic revolution.
The main hypothesis of this research is that gender relations in Iranian cinema after the revolution have changed from patriarchal to more egalitarian ones. The theoretical framework in the research is the liberal feminism theory. The theory helps researchers to explain the affinity of feminism and modernity.