Persian-Farsi

An easy film to respect, but a harder one to enjoy.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: This talky Iranian film from that country’s leading female director, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, has an unlikely similarity with Pulp Fiction, in that both are woven together from urban stories with characters cropping up in more...
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,...
Execution can't match concept.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: It’s easy to praise Iranian director Shahram Mokri’s Fish & Cat for its conceptual daring and technical achievement – it’s filmed in a single take with occasional time shifts and surrealistic episodes incorporated into...
Iranian debut a slight affair.
IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA: Chosen as the opening night film for this year’s Iranian Film Festival and the winner of several awards back home, Snow on Pines (translated in some territories as The Snow on the Pines) has the kind of title that...
True story seen through knowing eyes.
IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA: Rhino Season is an exile’s film. Written and directed by Bahman Ghobadi, who is working outside his native Iran for the first time after his 2009 underground music docudrama No One Knows About Persian Cats drew...
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