"Sugarland", directed by Babak Nazari


Ari Siletz

Can't think of any better

by Ari Siletz on

Really! Humor, story, visual appeal, voices...didn't even think this kind of energy was possible in today's Iran. Humbled!


Love it !

by Shemirani on

Love everything about it the story, the humour, the design,the color it reminds me my old fairy books, So talented they are !!

Chapeau :)


Red Wine


by Red Wine on


مجموعه بسیار زیبا است و کار آقای نظری حرف ندارد،این تنها قسمت اول آن است !

قابل توجه این است که :

Flying Solo


by Flying Solo on

What an incredible short film. Well done Babak Nazari. 



by Mehrban on

This short film is so beautifully illustrated.  

Darius Kadivar

Artists are the Genuine Court Jesters of Our Times

by Darius Kadivar on

They are the ambassadors of the voiceless who can open the Eyes and Ears of the leaders by telling them the blunt Truth without fearing their wrath:


The Court Jester ( Danny Kaye)             Often a tale, a poem a witty Joke is more efficient than a long boring speech to make one's point.       The Enlightment philosophers like Voltaire, Montesquieu or Rousseau often would rely on what they called "Les Contes Philosophiques" to make serious political statements but in a way that at first glance it appeared as harmless and childish yet they were far more subversive than meets the eye. Like in Voltaire's Candid:   Voltaire, Candide - Les thèmes du mal et de la Providence

  or Voltaire's Zadig ( set in Safavid Persia) : Zadig de Voltaire

or Montesquieu Lettes Persanes : Lettres persanes - Montesquieu

  Our own Persian Oral tales follows the same tradition !   Keeping a so called Childish outlook on Life and particularly politics is actually a Virtue. I think ultimately that is what a genuine intellectual is as opposed to an ANN TELECTUAL ...       One who can mock the Powerful while making mature, and thoughtful statements which at first glance may appear the contrary. Even include innocent Erotic undertones without being shocking for a younger audience.   It's more than just Cheap Farce ... It's far more well thought out and cerebral than meets the eye or ears ... Either way BRAVO !   DK a Danny Kaye Fan                 Related Blogs:    

HISTORY OF IDEAS: Ian Davidson on Voltaire's "English Exile"

GOOD READ: All You Need to Know About The Enlightment Philosophers

HISTORY FORUM: Nader Naderpour on Iran's Constitutional Revolution and European Rennaissance (1996)   



by ComraidsConcubine on

 I had stopped watching those loosenonor didactic Iranian cartoons decades ago. This is so refreshing.

Why isn't the information about this film printed here? You know, voice-over  editors etc.. Or at least a website link.