Tag: Iranian Cinema

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Waheeda Rehman with Iranian star Fardin in this vintage photo shoot  done in Tehran (Iran) in April 1970. Fardin and Waheeda played the lead in Subha-O-Shyam, released in 1972.  It was perhaps the first Indo-Iranian co-production produced by B. Radhakrishna and Iran’s Abbas Shahabiz. Chanakya directed the film, which also co-starred Sanjeev Kumar as Fardin’s […]
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Children of Heaven (1997)

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In Drama
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On September 4, 2010
One of the most successful Ira­nian films in the West, Majid Majidi’s Children of Heaven received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film. It opens with eight-year-old Ali losing his younger sister Zahra’s newly repaired shoes. To avoid admitting this loss to his father, Ali and Zahra share a pair of sneakers, and much […]
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Niki Karimi

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In Actors & Actresses
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On June 26, 2010
Karimi is an award-winning Iranian ac­tress, film director, and translator. Dariush Mehrjui’s Sara, based on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, gave Karimi her first nationally and internationally acclaimed role, an emotionally charged rendering of the title character, Sara, a woman on the verge of discovering the truth about her exploitative and loveless marriage. She is […]
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At the end of the 1990s, an international poll of influential critics and curators named Abbas Kiarostami that decade’s most important filmmaker—no mean feat for a self-taught cineaste whose earliest movies were shorts made for Iran’s Centre for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. But those films display breathtaking originality in their fresh, […]
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