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After Nuclear Deal With Iran, Zurich Fest to Focus on New Iranian Filmmakers

In the aftermath of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran, the Zurich Film Festival will make Iran the guest country of its New World View section, which will spotlight the latest generation of Iranian filmmakers. 250 more words



Hossain Farazmand is a journalist who has heard wind of a potentially great story. A man has been pretending to be Iranian film director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, and has convinced a family that if they help him out they will be in his next film. 532 more words


Close-Up (1990)

The Criterion Collection – CLOSE-UP (1990) | Spine #519 – A movie by Abbas Kiarostami.

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The seduction scene in Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone In Love

Recently watching Abbas Kiarostami’s plaintive inter-generational film Like Someone In Love, I was struck by the power of his carefully managed and outwardly subtle seduction scene between Rin Takanashi and Tadashi Okuno. 35 more words


Netflix Pick: Certified Copy

How does one define art? Is it about the form? Is it the emotion it evokes from the observer? Does it need to be a unique piece? 468 more words


The Suspension of Belief

Most of the time, a work of art–especially a dramatic work–is at pains to draw you into the story. In addition to the suspension of disbelief with regard to the story, there is a sort of suspension of the senses with regard to the technique, in which we enter into the world of the work of art on its own terms. 2,173 more words


The films of Abbas Kiarostami deal often with contemporary thematics of death and art. A master of form, Kiarostami’s aesthetic approach to his films lies in his use of subtle visual imagery, time and naturalism that emphasises minimalism and challenges perceptions of reality, in an effort to discover truth and poetic transcendence. 713 more words