Articles tagged iran

A Vampire Falls in Love in Iran in ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is the most exciting debut feature film of the decade thus far, showing a prodigious talent in director Ana Lily Amirpour.

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In ‘Rosewater’, Jon Stewart Conveys the Power of the Human Spirit

In a culture where people Tweet nonsensical thoughts, Rosewater challenges us to consider the ways we can use our voices to speak on behalf of those that are routinely silenced.

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‘The Wind Will Carry Us’ Is a Challenging Climb to the Top of the Hill

Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable.

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An American Basketballer in Iran

The Iran Job follows a season in the life of Kevin Sheppard and offers a window into daily life in Iran.

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Persian Rapper Erfan Goes Electro on “Bayad”

Iran's top rapper aims his lyrical barbs at his country's second-rate MCs -- and does it with style.

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Ata Ebteka: Ornamentalism: Ata Ebtekar and the Iranian Orchestra For New Music Performing Works of A

Hints of Persian music are masked by a confounding digital ruckus as one of Iran's premier electronic composers takes on one of the country's pioneering electro-acoustic minds.

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23 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

The Fish Fall in Love

A charming but confounding Iranian anti-romance based on the story of Scheherazade -- but with cookery substituting for storytelling.

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15 Jul 2009 // 10:00 PM

Chicken with Plums

Before even opening Chicken with Plums it is apparent that the book will have to go beyond the cultural seduction of Persepolis if Satrapi’s career is to become anything other than a one-note veil dance.

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Shohreh Aghdashloo, the Oscar-nominated Iranian-born actress, has been watching events in her native land with something approaching glee. “This is the most exciting moment in

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22 Jun 2009 // 4:16 AM

Iran and the West

Iran and the West looks back at the past three decades of tension and eruption.

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21 Jun 2009 // 10:58 AM

HBO documentaries attempt to put Iran and the West in focus

During this, the 30th anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the establishment of an Islamic republic, both HBO and National Geographic

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Three new documentaries explore the chasm between Iran and the West

Her husband was billing it as nothing more than a prolonged vacation, but Farah Diba, the queen of Iran, knew it was much more. As

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1 Feb 2009 // 8:59 PM

Iran: Dissolver

The reclusive, elusive Iran release their third record after six years of silence, and the sound -- once noisy and gnarled -- is so toned down it could be mistaken for the work of an entirely different band.

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10 Jun 2008 // 10:58 PM

Haale: No Ceiling

Haale's music is a bit like Tori Amos using her belting voice over Middle-East-influenced rock 'n' roll.

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17 Mar 2008 // 11:00 PM

Pouya Mahmoodi: Mehr

Mahmoodi has a mild-mannered, steady voice with an elongated lilt and a gentleness that makes him sound as if he’s singing to himself and you happen to be accidentally overhearing him.

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10 Dec 2007 // 3:33 AM

Zedbazi TEHRAN, Iran—The sound of the Iranian revolution can be heard on the headsets worn by young people all across the country. They’re

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27 Sep 2007 // 3:12 AM

TEHRAN, Iran—For several months now, Iranian police have been conducting a huge operation aimed at cracking down on women who are deemed to be

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30 May 2007 // 3:57 AM

Haleh Esfandiari Evin Prison in north Tehran is such a sprawling complex that it cannot really be seen from any one vantage point. I went

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23 Mar 2007 // 5:30 AM

Offside (2006)

Jafar Panahi's Offside uses handheld mobile framing and non-professional actors to create a natural-seeming rhythm, immersing you in multiple experiences, introducing a number of characters all connected by events, desires, and circumstances.

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Iranian exiles see film ‘300’ as an attempt to vilify Persians

The Hollywood blockbuster “300” has fueled conversations in the Iranian exile community across the United States, even spawning demands for an apology from the film’s

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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