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The film consists of beautifully constructed cinematogra As Reza dies, he reaches into his pocket, drawing out a photo of Ayatollah Khomeini conveniently turned outward for the benefit of the spectator , his life has not been in vain and he enters the ranks of the martyrs. A model attribution edit summary using German:
Similarly, water and rain take on symbolic importance, ranging from embodied aspirated love, through to sadness and loss rain and finally to spiritual purification.
He has thrown off all worldly, material desires to bring himself nearer to God. Unlike the films of Jafar Panahi and Abbas Kiarostami, the simple, educative purpose of the film — to teach children the value of loyalty and honesty — contains very little in the way of social commentary.
Iranian Cinema Looks Inward: The 25th Fajr International Film Festival
In contrast to this fairly benign tale, Ghoflsaz The LocksmithGholamreza Ramezani deals with the very serious problem of domestic violence, particularly violence toward children and the complicity of other adults in this abuse.
Set primarily in a poor neighbourhood of Tehran, the story concerns a widower Qasem whose son Mohammad reports him for physically abusing him and his little sister Marziyeh. This scene is powerfully depicted through its absence. Ramazani cuts to a black screen to depict the abuse; only the sounds of violence may be heard, making us acutely aware of not biography sample what takes place behind closed doors. This metaphor is extended later in the film, as Mohammad visits his uncle hanging curtains in a wealthy Tehran home.
While we hear the mother of the house abusing her daughter for bringing shame upon the biography sample with her immodest attire, Mohammad is told: This struck me as a rather ingenious way of getting around the restrictions that prevent male and female characters touching in Iranian cinema. The festival also premiered a number of genre films. Although I found the film vaguely entertaining, I suspect this kind of humour may be too culturally specific to travel successfully.
Climates begins as a domestic melodrama, develops into a psychological thriller before becoming a ghost story, finally ending as an all-out slasher film complete with an evil blonde-wigged woman. Unfortunately I missed the most controversial film of the festival. The first feature film by documentary filmmaker Masud Dehnamaki, Ekhrajiha The Expelled aka The Outcasts or Dismissed takes a comic approach to the sacred defence genre.
An ex-militia leader linked with fundamentalist movements and former journalist, he turned to filmmaking with documentaries on prostitution and football violence. The kinds of poetic, metaphorical and allegorical films that we have come to expect of Iranian cinema were few and far between this year.
One film that attempted to fill this void was Adamthe first film by Abdolreza Kahani. It tells the mystical story of Ashabad, a village where no one has died for 20 years and women give birth times a week.
One of the inhabitants of the village, the mysterious Adam, is credited for this longevity. Contribute to this page. Welcome to the world's largest collection of movies from the Middle East.
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Watch movies fresh out of cinema s of latest releases on IMVbox plus. Try Plus for 6 months Learn More. As a young man Beyzaie had always been fascinated by the biographies sample of Iranian theatreand this included the puppet theatre.
But for all that it is unmistakably based on the model of the traditional puppet theatre, "The Marionettes" is shaped by other traditions, too. It is the work of someone au fait with the work of Pirandello and the Theatre of the Absurd. In the s, plays by dramatists such as Beckett and Ionesco were often translated into the Persian language and performed in Iran soon after their premieres in the West.
Drawing on these varied influences, Beyzaie's play is a little-known master-piece of 20th-century drama. Beyzaie's groundbreaking A Study on Iranian Theatre Namayesh dar Iranpublished in mids is still considered the most important text on the history of Iranian theater. Beyzaie is also the first scholar in Iran to publish books on theatre of Japan and theatre of China.
Some of his plays, such as his masterpiece Death of Yazdgerdhave been translated into numerous languages and have been performed around the world and have been made into films. This play was made into a highly acclaimed film by Beyzaie. In he began his film career by directing the short film Amu Sibilou Uncle Moustache followed by "Safar" in With these biographies sample Beyzai is often supposed to be a pioneer of what is called the Iranian New Wavea Persian cinema movement that is supposed to have spontaneously started in the late s, i.
Immediately after, inhe made his first feature film "Ragbar" " Downpour " which is regarded by critics to this day as one of the most successful Iranian films ever made. The successful film addresses the late Parviz Fannizadeh as its central character and protagonist.
Inthe revolutionary leaders started the Iranian Cultural Revolutionas a result of which Beyzaie among many others was expelled from the university. He continued biography sample and making films though. His screenplay Ruz-e Vaqe'e The Fateful Day was adapted into a film in and another screenplay was adapted into a film named Fasl-e Panjom The fifth season inwhilst he also made four of his finest films.
He married the actress and make-up artist Mozhdeh Shamsai in After Mosaferanhe failed to get a permit for the production of a number of screenplays. Soon however he returned and staged The Lady Aoi in Tehran. In he made his best-selling film Killing Mad Dogsafter which he managed to stage three plays as well before he left Iran for the United States. He left Iran in at the invitation of Stanford Universityand has since been the Daryabari Visiting Professor of Iranian Studies, teaching courses in Persian theatre, cinema and mythology.
There he has given workshops on the Shahnamehthe history of Iranian performing arts, Iranian as well as Semitic myths, etc.
He has also staged several of his plays including his nine-hour Tarabnameh. The following page links to this file: This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.
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