Posts Tagged Iranian Filmmakers

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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Farshid Shafiey

Farshid Shafiey is one of the most prominent illustrators today in Iran.  His work follows a mixture of Iranian traditions in illustration, but with a profound knowledge of expressionist art and also the works of Gustav Klimt. He has won several international prizes for his work, including: 1. Encouragement prize in 2000 Noma Concourse Japan; […]

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Hamoun, by Dariush Mehrjui

Director: Dariush Mehrjui Writer: Dariush Mehrjui Stars: Khusro Shakibaii, Ezzatolah Entezami, Bita Farahi Order your DVD now This film was voted the best Iranian film ever in 1997, by a series of Iranian film critics. It is a very successful — and entertaining — effort to reconcile Iranian mysticism with western existential philosophy, from Rumi […]

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Not an Illusion: Singing in Iran (documentary) Director/Producer/Editor: Torang Abedian Editing Supervisor: Michael Hudecek Camera: Turaj Aslani NUTS FILMS Synopsis: Sara is a 21 years old Iranian woman who wants to be a singer. Yet according to the rules in Iran women should’nt sing solo in public. Clerics say God doesn’t want to hear a woman’s voice even at prayers. Bur […]

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