Iranian Cinema

Inversion

By Amy Bowker

Sahar Dolatshahi shines in this understated Iranian drama about familial obligation.

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Under the Shadow

By David Jenkins

This impressive, chilling debut feature brings home-invasion horror to 1980s Tehran.

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No words: Abbas Kiarostami RIP

By David Jenkins

One of the giants of world cinema has passed away at the age of 76.

The Salesman – first look review

By David Jenkins

The director of A Separation and The Past heads to the Cannes competition with another intricate domestic drama.

Five award-winning Iranian directors you should know about

By Sarah Jilani

Despite facing severe restrictions Iran’s most important filmmakers continue to give its people a voice.

The Past

By David Jenkins

Tahar Rahim and Bérénice Bejo are on top form in this immaculate study of marital disharmony.

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About Elly

By Phil Concannon

The film that Iranian Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi made before A Separation gets a long-awaited UK release.

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A Separation

By Julian White

This is a deceptively powerful movie by one of Iran’s finest directors.

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Certified Copy

By Adam Woodward

For all its poetry and cinematic beauty, Certified Copy offers little gratification.

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