Iran

Creative thinking helps captive filmmaker to drive home a point
Tehran Taxi is Jafar Panahi’s third film since he was banned from filmmaking by the Iranian government, and while it’s lightly mischievous and cheekily self-reflexive, it amounts to an eff you to the authorities, firstly by its mere existence,...
Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami's extraordinary film might at first seem daunting. It consists of ten numbered episodes, each one set in a car being driven by a woman who is sometimes seen, sometimes not. Small DV cameras attached to the car's...
A mesmerising account of a complicated coupling.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: Tehran-based director Asghar Farhadi’s drama, concerning a bitter feud between two Iranian families triggered by a marital separation, has been picked as the winner of the 2011 Sydney Film Festival competition by a jury...
Heartfelt plea from Panahi cuts through the politics of imprisonment.
'All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun," Jean-Luc Godard once stated, which means Jafar Panahi should be in trouble. Pacing his Tehran apartment, under house arrest for the alleged crime of making a film about Iran’s last general...