Farhang Erfani – Iranian Cinema and Philosophy: Shooting Truth (2012)

In film studies, Iranian films are kept at a distance, as ‘other,’ different, and exotic. In reponse, this book takes these films as philosophically relevant and innovative. Each chapter of this book is devoted to analyzing a single film, and each chapter focuses on one philosopher and one particular aesthetic question.

‘A fascinating piece of work which brings the insights of Continental philosophy to bear on Iranian cinema and perhaps more importantly brings Iranian cinema to bear on those insights.’ – Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, New School for Social Research Continue reading