Archive for January, 2011

The Circle, by Jafar Panahi

# Actors: Maryiam Parvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Monir Arab, Mojgan Faramarzi, Fatemeh Naghavi # Directors: Jafar Panahi # Format: Colour, PAL, Subtitled # Language: Farsi # Subtitles: English # Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.) # Aspect Ratio: 4:3 – 1.33:1 # Number of discs: […]

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Persepolis, by Catherine Deneuve (Actor), Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi (Directors)

ORDER HERE PERSEPOLIS presents a deeply personal coming-of-age tale about finding one’s place in the world. Based on her bestselling graphic novel, Marjane Satrapi teamed up with underground comic book artist Vincent Paronnaud to co-direct this animated big screen adaptation. The result is an electrifying, heartfelt, and original portrait of a spunky girl who surmounts […]

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Women Without Men by Shahrnush Parsipour

Shortly after the 1989 publication of ‘Women Without Men‘ in her native Iran, Shahrnush Parsipur was arrested and jailed for her frank and defiant portrayal of women’s sexuality. Now banned in Iraq, along with the rest of this brave and prolific writer’s work, this small masterpiece was eventually translated into several languages, and introduces English-speaking […]

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The scorpion, a novel by Hossein Abkenar

The scorpion Hossein Mortezaeian Abkenar   Written in the style of a romance,  on the mode of romance, great restraint and great poetry, this short but dense book tells the story of the terrible war between Iran and Iraq, as it was lived by a simple conscript. The horrors of war, bigotry and indoctrination are […]

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