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Tuesday, December 3 2013

Trapped in a Car Driving Through the Desert with Abbas Kiarostami’s 'A Taste of Cherry'

As civil liberties were absorbed by the religious state and exacting codes of conduct were implemented with brutal force in Iran, Kiarostami used his canvas to show hope to his countrymen.


Reviews

Sunday, September 9 2007

Offside

In Offside, both the men and the women are captives, prisoners of what the film presents as an outdated, archaic mindset.


Friday, March 23 2007

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.


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Circle (Dayereh) (2001)

The effectiveness of 'The Circle' lies in its attention to details -- it shows what it feels like to be watched, to be afraid, to be angry and to be disappointed, all the time.


News

Monday, January 17 2011

Hollywood shows support for banned Iranian filmmakers

LOS ANGELES — White may be making a comeback on the red carpet this award season, if Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis has anything to say about


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