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The 26th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) paid tribute to Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf with a...

The prestigious Robert Bresson Award of Venice Film Festival went to the Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
 
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The Galway Film Fleadh (festival), which takes place during July in Ireland every year, has given its “highest honour - the...

43rd La Rochelle International Film Festival, which is held from 26 of June till 5 of July in France, has paid a tribute...

Articles

The President

National Review
3 June, 2016 | By Armond White
An Iranian film instructs the modern world.
 

This week’s New York opening of Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s The President (Corinth Films) premieres one of best Iranian movies yet seen. Its story of a despot (Mikheil Gomiashvili) caught in the midst of a revolution, who escapes his country’s futuristically designed capital city to traverse the underdeveloped countryside with his cosseted grandson (Dachi Orvelashvili) in tow, surprises all anti-fascist expectations. Makhmalbaf looks at brotherhood by satirizing the highhanded excesses of nationhood. Makhmalbaf is a hypersophisticated cinéaste whose political equanimity is rare and... read more

 

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Reviews

Chicago Reader
by: Jonathan ROSENBAUM

" Under the Chador "
The Day I Became a Woman
***
A must-see

 
Directed by Marzieh Meshkini
Written by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
With Fatemeh Cheragh Akhtar, Hassan Nabehan, Shabnam Toloui, Cyrus Kahouri Nejad, Azizeh Seddighi, and Badr Irouni Nejad.

“Aren’t you afraid?” some of my stateside friends asked before I visited Iran for the first time last February. “Only of American bombs,” I replied. Notwithstanding all of the things that are currently illegal there — such as men and women shaking hands or riding in the same sections of buses — I’m not sure I’ve ever been    anyplace where people display more social sophistication in terms of hospitality, everyday courtesy, or sheer enterprise in the use of charm and persistence to get what they want. Some of this character... read more