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    Foreign Oscar Entry Review: The Past (Le Passé)

    The Past, Iran's Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. U.S. : Sony Pictures Classics. International Sales Agent: Memento Films International

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    Asghar Farhadi On Oscar Odds For 'The Past,' Iranian Filmmaking, Directing An Opera And Making An English-Language Movie

    It is a good time to be Asghar Farhadi. The Iranian director's last film, "A Separation," received acclaim all over the world, a journey that culminated with its Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. Farhadi became the first Iranian to be accorded with this honor. Later that year, he...

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    Interview: Academy Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi on his film 'The Past'

    Less than two years after winning the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with A Separation, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi returns with yet another astonishing family drama. In The Past his characters are forced to come to terms with their memories and regrets as the story unfolds like ri...

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    Band Featured in Film about Iranian Rock Scene Found Dead in Brooklyn Murder/Suicide

    Members of The Yellow Dogs, an indie rock band formed in Tehran and currently based in Brooklyn were reportedly all found dead in their East Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment after one of the members, who had been kicked out of the band, carried out a murder-suicide.

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    Asghar Farhadi On Oscar Odds For 'The Past,' Iranian Filmmaking, Directing An Opera And Making An English-Language Movie

    It is a good time to be Asghar Farhadi. The Iranian director's last film, "A Separation," received acclaim all over the world, a journey that culminated with its Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. Farhadi became the first Iranian to be accorded with this honor. Later that year, he...

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    "Manuscripts" Travels; Rasoulof Can't; Iranian Filmmaker Held in Iran

    Ever-evolving human rights violations in Iran against its filmmakers is often difficult to grasp. One moment, there appears to be liberalization and rejoicing; the next there are crackdowns and arrests. Is it clear to anyone what exactly Jafar Panahi's situation within Iran is at the moment, given t...

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    Rasoulof's "Manuscripts" Flouts Iranian Censors, Invites Controversy

    Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, who has been sentenced to a single year in jail by authorities in his home country, unveiled his latest movie in Cannes, "Manuscripts Don't Burn" yesterday; and it promises to only make matters more difficult for the courageous filmmaker. Like fellow Iranian dire...

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    Iran Attacks "Hollywoodism"; Why They're Right, and Wrong

    In the midst of Iran's prestigious 31st Fajr International Film Festival, which recently awarded its top prize to Iranian filmmaker Behnam Behzadi's family drama “The Rule of Accident,” an unfortunate parallel event is being conducted called "Hollywoodism and Cinema,"...

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    Behrouz Ghobadi, brother of Bahman Ghobadi, Released from Prison

    Kurdish Iranian filmmaker Behrouz Ghobadi – a younger brother of internationally acclaimed film director Bahman Ghobadi (Rhino Season) – has been freed from prison in Iran, according to Amnesty International. Since his arrest on November 4, Behrouz Ghobadi was held in an undisclosed loc...

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    "Argo" Reconsidered: Ben Affleck is a Right-Wing Propagandist

    Aside from a pro-Jimmy Carter coda and a few asides that show America's support of the repressive Iranian monarchy of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Ben Affleck's "Argo" is essentially and overwhelmingly right-wing, pro-American propaganda, demonizing Iran as backward, barbaric, and f...

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