3 Faces (Se rokh)

3 Faces (Se rokh) Iran (2018) Dir. Jafar Panahi People talk about the wonders of the world, like the Great Pyramid of Giza or Temple of Artemis but surely, there should be consideration for the fact that despite receiving a 20-year ban from filmmaking and being put under house arrest by the Iranian government, Jafar … Continue reading 3 Faces (Se rokh)

Closed Curtain (Pardé)

Closed Curtain (Pardé) Iran (2013) Dirs. Jafar Panahi & Kambuzia Partovi As we have discussed in previous reviews of films by Iranian director and pro-democracy campaigner Jafar Panahi, his most recent works have been made against the knowledge and will of the Iranian authority, with Panahi finding new ways to circumvent the ban on filmmaking … Continue reading Closed Curtain (Pardé)

This Is Not A Film (In film nist)

This Is Not A Film (In film nist) Iran (2011) Dirs. Mojtaba Mirtahmasb & Jafar Panahi If this isn’t a film then what is it? Thankfully it is not an act of pretension from some po-faced snooty arthouse director with a poncey deconstruction of the film medium, but a powerful commentary on censorship and oppression … Continue reading This Is Not A Film (In film nist)

Taxi Tehran

Taxi Tehran (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: New Wave Films) Running Time: 81 minutes approx. You can’t keep a good filmmaker down. Being placed under house arrest for six years on charges of supposed “crimes against the state”, given a twenty year ban from making films and prohibited leaving the country, hasn’t stopped Iranian director … Continue reading Taxi Tehran