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The Guardian
3 March, 2017
 | By Saeed Kamali Dehghan...

Beirut International Film Festival announced: 
"The Nights of Zayandeh-rood" by Mohsen MAKHMALBAF, which was scheduled...

A film season celebrating the work of leading Iranian director, writer and human rights activist Mohsen Makhmalbaf at...

After 26 years of being banned by the Iranian government, The Nights of Zayandeh-rood directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf in 1990 in...


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




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