Shirin Neshat's Women Without Men is the latest in a long line of great Iranian movies
22-Aug-2010 (one comment)

The first decade of the 21st century has been an extraordinary time for Iranian film-makers, starting with joint Caméra d'Or wins for Hassan Yektapanah's Djomeh and Bahman Ghobadi's A Time for Drunken Horses at the 2000 Cannes film festival. Since then we have been treated to such wildly differing visions as Rafi Pitts's haunting It's Winter, with its oddly epic sense of domestic turmoil, and Jafar Panahi's Offside, arguably the best football movie ever made. In 2008 Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis picked up an Oscar nomination, while in 2010 Cannes favourite Abbas Kiarostami steered Juliette Binoche to a best actress award in Certified Copy.

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Mark Kermode is one of my Favorite Film Critics

by Darius Kadivar on

To see one of  My Favorite Film Critics Mark Kermode Hail Iranian Cinema is quite flattering. He is certainly one of the most difficult viewers to satisfy so to see such a positive review is definitively not to be taken for granted.

Thanks Mark !