Golshifteh Farahani

  • Arnaud Desplechin – Frère et soeur AKA Brother and Sister (2022) (HD)

    2021-2030Arnaud DesplechinDramaFrance

    Synopsis:
    The story revolves around a brother and sister who are nearing their fifties – Alice is an actress, Louis was a teacher and a poet. They no longer speak to one another and have been avoiding each other for over twenty years, but the death of their parents will force them to cross paths.Read More »

  • Dariush Mehrjui – Santouri (2007)

    Dariush Mehrjui2001-2010ArthouseDramaIran

    The film Santoori by the accomplished Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui tells the tale of a drug addict fighting with his inner and outer demons. With a raw and honest look, the film captures the devastation of drug addiction and how a society can push someone in that direction. Santoori an artist vs. society musical drama, goes deep within Tehran’s society, its problems with drugs and the ill treatments of drug addicts.Read More »

  • Dariush Mehrjui – Derakhte Golabi AKA The Pear Tree (1998)

    Dariush Mehrjui1991-2000ArthouseDramaIran

    A man contemplates life and compares it to a pear tree in his yard which stops producing fruit.

    From IMDb:
    A quiet gentle film guaranteed to soothe the most jangled nerves with its soft approach to life’s little annoyances and heartbreaks. A writer looks back on his early life as a twelve year old when he lived in a grand mansion and played in the extensive surrounding orchard of fruit trees. I felt like turning off in the first five minutes as the morose writer became more and more depressed with life in general as he struggles for inspiration to write more books and articles. But I’m very glad I kept watching because as he remembers about the happier days of his youth, the dark and shadowy set dissolves into a sun-kissed orchard with a family picnicking under the trees. Read More »

  • Atiq Rahimi – Syngué sabour, pierre de patience AKA The Patience Stone (2012)

    Atiq Rahimi2011-2020AfghanistanDramaWar

    Quote:
    In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.Read More »

  • Eva Husson – Les filles du soleil (2018)

    2011-2020DramaEva HussonFranceWar

    A Kurdish female battalion prepares to take back their town from extremists.Read More »

  • Hamid Nematollah – Boutique (2003)

    2001-2010DramaHamid NematollahIran

    Hamid Nematollah’s compelling drama “stakes out a new path for Iranian cinema” (Variety) as it exposes key problems plaguing modern-day Tehran. Johan is a gentle and thoughtful young man who works as a window dresser at a fashionable boutique. When a poor and very beautiful young girl enters his store, Johan feels compelled to steal a pair of blue jeans for her. This action triggers a downward spiral that will change Johan’s life forever. “Painfully real and engaging” (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times).—Iran—2004—115 mins.
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  • Nacer Khemir – Bab’Aziz (2005)

    Drama2001-2010African CinemaFantasyNacer KhemirTunisia

    Bab’Aziz, AKA The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul, is the story of a blind dervish named Bab’Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two journey for days through the expansive, barren landscape. To keep Ishtar entertained, Bab’Aziz relays the ancient tale of a prince who relinquished his realm in order to remain next to a small pool in the desert, staring into its depths while contemplating his soul. As the tale of the prince unfolds, the two encounter other travelers with stories of their own, including Osman, who longs for the beautiful woman he met at the bottom of a well, and Zaid, who searches for the ravishing young woman who fled from him after being seduced by his songs. A fairytale-like story of longing and belonging, filmed in the enchanting and ever-shifting sandscapes of Tunisia and Iran.Read More »

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