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    New Site Promotes the Diverse World of Iranian Cinema

    While this isn't a criticism site per se, it does give critics and cinephiles a better resource for learning about a vital filmmaking scene.

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    Director Mitra Farahani on Legendary Painter Bahman Mohassess and the Artist's Plight in Iran

    The "Fifi Howls from Happiness" director welcomed filmmaking instructions from her documentary subject as a collaborative process.

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    Review: Why Jafar Panahi Was Right to Defy the Iranian Government Again With 'Closed Curtain'

    Panahi's latest fascinating defiance of the constraints placed on him illustrates his deep commitment to the art form at all costs -- including, perhaps, his own sanity.

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    Watch: Side-by-Side Comparison of 'Modern Family' and Iranian Remake Showcases Some Glaring Differences

    "Modern Family" has won four Best Comedy Emmy Awards, but its Iranian remake lacks some very important details from the historic show.

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    'Closed Curtain' Director Jafar Panahi Talks About Making Movies Under House Arrest: 'Put Yourself in My Shoes'

    Panahi is prohibited by the Iranian government from making movies for 20 years, but his new one opens next week.

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    'Manuscripts Don't Burn' is an Outstandingly Unflinching Cinematic Statement Against a Regime

    Subtly and keeping his plea cinematic and authentic, Rasoulof’s "Manuscripts" is a clandestine art work that bluntly and fearlessly looks at his censors in the eye making it clear that their insidious and invasive tactics will never be enough to silence his voice.

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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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