Iranian Films News
A Hero movie review: Asghar Farhadi delivers a tale about ethics and integrity with a fairly engaging script
A Hero lacks the verve of A Separation and the emotional gravitas of The Salesman but as a generic social drama, it has its heart in the right place.
The Circle, the 2000 Iranian film, helped Super Deluxe director Thiagarajan Kumararaja get over the 'what should I make next?' question
Abbas Kiarostami's 24 Frames finds an unlikely admirer in a deaf cat as Twitterati recount their own pet stories
In a Twitter thread penned down by writer Bilge Ebiri, he writes about how his deaf cat Vixen is drawn to Abbas Kiarostami's final work 24 frames.
Mohammad Rasoulof wonthe Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes for A Man of Integrity (Lerd) about a man working on a goldfish farm in northern Iran who becomes snagged in corrupt ties between the local leaders and businessmen.
Abbas Kiarostami, the Iranian film-maker who passed away from cancer a few days ago, was not only Iran’s best-known film-maker but will be remembered for having changed the face of art-house cinema, especially in the ‘Third World’.
The Iranian domestic drama A Separation has won the best foreign language film at the Academy Awards.