All posts tagged “cinema

Abbas Kiarostami

Where the Boys Go

Joobin Bekhrad looks back on the oeuvre of the late Abbas Kiarostami – particularly his earlier films featuring child protagonists – and a recent encounter with the auteur in Toronto

Gheysar

Lights, Camera, Revolution

A glance at the history and evolution of Iranian cinema, from Haji Agha and Film Farsi to New Wave modernism, postwar censorship, and widespread international acclaim

Soad Hosny

Memento Mori

A conversation with Alia Al-Senussi and Abdullah Al-Turki, two curators of the ICA’s inaugural ‘Cinema on the Steps’ film festival in London

The Fruit of Our Labour

The Fruit of Our Labour

‘This is a new Afghanistan – one in which the camera’s gaze is not a metaphor for power inequities, but a tool through which power and politics can be debated’

Haleh Anvari

A View from Afar

‘My family is here. I’m hanging here, torn between these two countries, these two realities. I belong to both these countries without being totally part of them’

When I Saw You

When I Saw You

‘Some people follow the masses. Others follow the sun’ – Annemarie Jacir’s bittersweet film about the Palestinian struggle, and one boy’s quest for freedom

Casablanca Mon Amour

Casablanca Mon Amour

A powerful documentary and critique of the relationship between Hollywood and the Arab world, which follows two boys on a road trip throughout Morocco

Zabana

Zabana!

Said Ould-Khalifa’s stirring portrayal of the origins of the Algerian War of Independence and its founding father, Ahmed Zabana

The Patience Stone

The Patience Stone

French-Afghan novelist and director Atiq Rahimi’s haunting, metaphorical tale of love, war, and liberation in modern-day Afghanistan

Rhino Season

Rhino Season

Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi’s surreal and tragic love story of a Kurdish poet, starring the legendary Behrouz Vossoughi