More than three decades after it was made, this landmark work defies classification – a portrait of young people caught between warring countries, attempting to have a typical childhood.
This fascinating and melancholy documentary sees an Iranian exile in London looking back to the stranger-than-fiction roots of his formative cinephelia.
A family embarks on a perilous road trip in Iranian director Panah Pahani’s assured, darkly comic debut.
Asghar Farhadi’s exceptional Iran-centred drama is a soulful reflection on the morality of crime.
Before Mike Hodges and Michael Caine, there was Masoud Kimiai and Behrouz Vossoughi.
Movies and stories are everywhere in the beguiling new film by Iranian director Jafar Panahi.
By Amy Bowker
Sahar Dolatshahi shines in this understated Iranian drama about familial obligation.
This impressive, chilling debut feature brings home-invasion horror to 1980s Tehran.
One of the giants of world cinema has passed away at the age of 76.
The director of A Separation and The Past heads to the Cannes competition with another intricate domestic drama.
By Sarah Jilani
Despite facing severe restrictions Iran’s most important filmmakers continue to give its people a voice.
Tahar Rahim and Bérénice Bejo are on top form in this immaculate study of marital disharmony.
The film that Iranian Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi made before A Separation gets a long-awaited UK release.
By Julian White
This is a deceptively powerful movie by one of Iran’s finest directors.