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,...
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...
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...
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...