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The Films of Makhmalbaf: Cinema, Politics & Culture in Iran

The Films of Makhmalbaf: Cinema, Politics & Culture in Iran

“A landmark study of a seminal Iranian filmmaker…Makhmalbaf will for a long time define the way social history of contemporary Iranian cinema ought to be written. [read more>>]

Masters & Masterpieces of Iranian Cinema

Masters & Masterpieces of Iranian Cinema

“…Dabashi brilliantly weaves together Iranian cinema, literature, history, philosophy, and politics in a national and global setting…” – Ramin Bahrani, filmmaker, director of Man Push Cart. [read more>>]

My Favorite Films

My Favorite Films

“Ghani is unique: a scholar and film obsessive of vast erudition who owes no favors to man or studio. Who else, writing of Hollywood, can offer such pure wine. [read more>>]

Iran the Beautiful: Photographs by Daniel Nadler

Iran the Beautiful: Photographs by Daniel Nadler

In distinctive ways, Iran is one of the most photogenic countries in the world — a place where dazzling architecture is set amid desolate expanses of desert or steppe; where snow-capped mountains plunge dramatically to a seacoast of steamy lushness; [read more>>]