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The Watchmaker

Finding chaos and precision in all things – a philosophy of watchmaking Filled with the pulses of numerous ticking watch hands, this short documentary from the UK filmmaker Marie-Cécile Embleton profiles a London-based Iranian watchmaker as he muses on the delicate and temporal nature of his work. As Faramarz meticulously polishes wood, shapes metal and positions springs, his ...

Shirin Neshat Interview: It Remains on the Surface

"There is this tradition of minimising the value of women and their way of storytelling." Iranian award-winning visual artist Shirin Neshat here talks about the discrimination of women in the U.S. film industry, and why she finds Hollywood's use of movements such as #MeToo superficial. Remarking on the film industry in the U.S., Neshat feels that roughly 90 per cent has narratives created ...

Window Horses (Trailer)

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, Window Horses is a feature animation about love—love of family, poetry, history, culture. Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather go to Paris. She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by ...

Breaking Big: Meet Yara Shahidi, the ‘black-ish’ Actress Who’s Becoming the Voice of a Generation

Breaking Big: Meet Yara Shahidi, the ‘black-ish’ Actress Who’s Becoming the Voice of a Generation At just 17, the half-Iranian, half-African American actress and activist is using her voice and platform to help empower her Gen Z peers. For more: yarashahidi.ew.com/

The Wizard (2016), A movie about an iranian boy

American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), A movie about an iranian boy In 1980, a teenage boy escapes the unrest in Iran only to face more hostility in America, due to the hostage crisis. Determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team. Director: Alex Ranarivelo Writer: Brian Rudnick Stars: William Fichtner, London Freeman, Jon Voight

Interview with Golshifteh Farahani (French)

Clique a rencontré l’actrice franco-iranienne Golshifteh Farahani à l’occasion de son prochain rôle dans << GO HOME >> qui sortira le 7 décembre 2016. Au programme : Son pays d’origine, son exil, sa définition de la liberté, les femmes et ses différents rôles d’actrice.

Simorgh

Created by Meghdad Asadi Lari; Music by Saba Alizadeh; Characters developed based on calligraphy by Amirhossein Rahimi Yeganeh. Check out the official website for more info: simorghanimation.com The film is a personal adaptation and interpretation of the story, The Conference of The Birds. Simorgh is an animated chorographical piece that incorporates Persian music, calligraphic art and ...

The Music Of Strangers - Official Trailer

Teaser of a documentary on Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, which has Iranian Kamancheh master Kayhan Kalhor, among many others, as one of its members.

Abbas Kiarostami: The Art of Living (2003)

Abbas Kiarostami - The Art of Living | Harvest Films | 2003 | 52 mins Bord Scannán na hÉireann "Pat Collins' and Fergus Daly’s documentary is a unique film essay on the world-renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. The film is framed around two interviews with Kiarostami, one on the Aran Islands and the other at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. Intercut with these ...

Trailer of "Hair," directed by Mahmoud Ghaffari

Three young Iranian women, all deaf-mute karate champions, are invited to compete at the World Championships in Germany. Tehran's authorities don't see an issue, as long as they wear a hood to cover their hair and neck.

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