Inside Iranian Cinema
August 27, 2011 2:55 PM   Subscribe

Inside Iranian Cinema (23 mins.) on
posted by lemuring (3 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I saw The Circle at a screening here in Chicago last year. It was great. (Depressing, though, but I think that's kind of par for the course in Iranian films.) You may recognize the director, Jafar Panahi, as the guy who got thrown in jail and banned from filmmaking for 20 years just for trying to make some movies. So yeah, Iran may have a bustling cinema industry, but it's not exactly "dispelling stereotypes" by allowing for free and progressive storytelling. Interesting video.

And now I'm really jonesing for some fesenjoon.
posted by phunniemee at 3:39 PM on August 27, 2011

I'm glad that the video wasn't very sensationalist for a Vice film, even though it has the typical contrarian to conventional wisdom tone. Random shout out to the Green Movement at the end, too.
posted by Apocryphon at 7:07 PM on August 27, 2011

Any mirrors? The video isn't available in Canada.
posted by kilo hertz at 7:21 PM on August 27, 2011

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