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    Where is Jafar Panahi's "The White Balloon"?

    A classic of the Iranian New Wave, and in its day, the most successful and acclaimed Iranian film to be released in the U.S. ever, Jafar Panahi's masterpiece "The White Balloon" looks to be AWOL from American screens, big and small. Maybe someone out there knows the status of U.S. h...

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    At Cannes, "Respectable Family" Indicts Iranian Society, Corruption

    "A Respectable Family," a new Iranian film which premiered in Cannes' Directors Fortnight section this week, won't do much to calm the strident anti-artist backlash in the country, which has put acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi under arrest indefinitely, and censored, harrassed ...

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    Critical Consensus: Jamsheed Akrami and Godfrey Cheshire Discuss Jafar Panahi's 'This Is Not A Film'

    Critical Consensus: Jamsheed Akrami and Godfrey Cheshire Discuss Jafar Panahi's 'This Is Not A Film'

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    Will "A Separation" Oscar Win Hurt or Help Iranian Cinema?

    It's practically a forgone conclusion that "A Separation," Asghar Farhadi's incisive examination of domestic and class struggle in Iran, will win the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the forthcoming Oscars. As I've mentioned before, the film reveals universal truths abou...

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    My Two Cents on the Oscars

    Admitting to limited interest in the Academy Awards, per se, I am, however, very interested in Best Foreign Language Film, Best Documentary and Best Animated Feature this year

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    Iran's Hardliners Shutter Filmmakers' Guild

    At a time when Iranian cinema is once again being heralded for its artistry and universal appeal -- with the release of Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" and expatriate Rafi Pitts' "The Hunter" -- the country's Culture Ministry is taking a controversial move in closi...

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    How an Iranian Filmmaker Risked Everything

    We all know filmmaking can be risky, but rookie filmmaker Hossein Keshavarz went beyond the call of duty with "Dog Sweat." Leading up to the 2009 elections in Iran, the Iranian American writer/director took to the streeets of Tehran to shoot a drama clandestinely.

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    "My Tehran For Sale" Actress Released; Flogging Sentence Commuted

    "My Tehran For Sale" Actress Released; Flogging Sentence Commuted

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    Makhmalbafs, Ghobadi, Shirin Neshat Call for Iran Film Boycott; Sanction Industry Officials

    Makhmalbafs, Ghobadi, Shirin Neshat Call for Iran Film Boycott; Sanction Industry Officials

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    Iran Bans "Absolutely Tame Is A Horse"; Forces Chicago Fest Cancellation

    Iran Bans "Absolutely Tame Is A Horse"; Forces Chicago Fest Cancellation

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