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  1. The White Meadows

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the banks of a lake in a mythical take of Iran, as he attempts to collect tears from villagers in a vial. But the painter's suffering looks even more poignant now as the tale resembles ... of Iran's politics and society into cutting allegorical tales: along with the story of the blinded artist is the one of the murder of a young woman- for 'exciting the men unnaturally'- ...

  2. Lorea Solabarrieta, news anchor and founder of freedom lab television

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... I see how life is in Iran, it really seems like a world away, in terms of women's rights and the role of women in society. They still have so far to go. Where I'm surfing: I visit my ...

  3. The Hunter

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... and transformed Iran into an Islamic republic. It's a picture that provides a frame within which Rafi Pitts' film unfolds. The image of pro-government militias- and the violence they mete out ... matter- Ali's travails result from the violent crackdown on anti-government protests that swept across Iran two years ago- but also in its form. While it appears at first to be an existential ...

  4. Windows to reality

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui Entering the Ai Weiwei Cafe, visitors can either sit on couches to sample a selection of the artist's video pieces, or move to a larger viewing space to watch documentaries about the myriad social and political issues emerging in China. ...

  5. Live from Cannes

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clarance Tsui Jury's out on Burton's less than presidential performance For all its glamour and glitz, Cannes has always been one of the most socially conscious film festivals and its organisers have stayed true to that tradition: two months ago ...

  6. A bitter harvest

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... filmmaker, leaning forward on his couch. 'And soon, I will return to Iran.' That emphasis is essential. Many wonder whether Rasoulof could and would return home, given he is persona non ... remote. Rasoulof was arrested in Iran in March 2010. He was among the many artists and intellectuals who supported the Green Wave, a mass movement in 2009 that demanded the annulment ...

  7. Selling kung fu secrets to Iran!

    Posted Jun 14th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun The Shaw Brothers' many kung fu classics will now be available in Iran, thanks to a deal struck by Celestial Pictures. Its chief executive, William Pfeiffer, who ... Film Works, putting the Shaw titles on video-on-demand, home video and TV. It's the first time Shaw Brothers' titles will be available in Iran. 'We are delighted to have signed ...

  8. The fine art of the fake

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the first time. The actress was only the second Euro-American A-list star to visit Iran since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979, following Sean Penn's 2005 trip to cover ... Kiarostami's 2002 film, Ten. And so the director's first feature-length film set outside Iran was born. The story which so perplexed Binoche four years ago has since been adapted into Certified ...

  9. In search of that true feeling

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Jeannie Nam In Certified Copy, acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami captures the intriguing relationship between an Englishman and a French woman. James Miller (William Shimell) is the author of a book called Certified Copy, which opposes ...

  10. The White Balloon

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Republic [of Iran]'. The decree was met with widespread condemnation. The White Balloon is mostly seen as a film about children- and that's how it made its way into the Film ... oppression in Iran in Panahi's later films- and acts as a chilly foreboding of how the director would later be cast out. The White Balloon, June 11, 5pm, Space Museum; June 18, 5pm, Film Archive ...




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