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Tag Archives: Steven Yates

A man in a state of panic

Review on Mani Haghighi’s new movie; Pig (Khook) By Steven Yates Comedy in recent Iranian cinema and the various influences on its development and growth can be traced back to pre-Revolution commercial cinema (known as Film Farsi) as well as the traditional Iranian comic theatre known as Taqlid. Movie audiences consisted largely of people of the same social class as ...

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In the Year of the Iranian Pig

Berlinale 2018 Competition Steven Yates – Berlin The Berlinale Competition this year inspired responses ranging from dubious quality to wonderings why such films have been entered into this particular section, given its supposed criteria. One film that certainly comes to mind is Touch Me Not (since the beginning of this article the film went on to win the Golden Bear), ...

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Azar Faramarzi: Young, Talented, Versatile and Prolific

In just five short years, Iranian filmmaker Azar Faramarzi has completed two short documentaries and four short films, the latter ones consistently looking at social aspects of everyday life, focusing on injustices while refraining from making any political commentary. Born in the capital, Tehran, the young Iranian actress, producer and director graduated in Film and TV Direction from Symbiosis International ...

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The 67th Berlinale
Iran and the Surreal Case of Suitcase-Gate

  Apparently, the most looked-up word in the online version of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2016 was “surreal”. This was an appropriate choice despite events last year being no more surreal than recent years. However, with the shock election of Donald Trump in the U.S. Presidential Elections of November 2016, a new paranoia in world politics emerged overnight. The Berlin ...

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Who Is Right?

A short note on « Death in Sarajevo » ,  screened at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Take 8 Sarajevo-born Bosnian film director, producer and screenwriter Danis Tanovic has hardly put a foot wrong since having directed and written the script for his debut feature film No Man’s Land in 2001 which, amongst many numerous festival awards globally, won him ...

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Fuocoammare

A short note on «Fire At Sea» ,  screened at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Take 6 Fire at Sea (Italian: Fuocoammare) is the documentary film by Gianfranco Rosi that won the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival this year. It follows the director, cinematographer, producer and screenwriter’s Golden Lion award for Sacro GRA at the 70th ...

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Abbas Kiarostami Obituary

  Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (Persian: عباس کیارستمی) has died of cancer in a Paris hospital. He was transported there at the end of June for treatment and lost his battle on July 4th. Born in Tehran in 1940, Kiarostami was a film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. He also worked extensively as a film editor, art director, poet, ...

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