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20 FINGERS

First-time director Mania Akbari explores the heartbreak and joy of romantic relationships through the stories of seven couples searching for happiness. Comprising seven...LEARN MORE.

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BLACK MIRRORS: FOROUGH FARROKHZAD

Forough Farrokhzad, "one of the greatest contemporary Persian poets" (Chris Marker), became a legend in her own time for her innovative and controversial poetry. In this...LEARN MORE.

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BOATS OUT OF WATERMELON RINDS

In his multiple award-winning debut feature, director Ahmet Ulucay portrays the innocence of childhood and the lure of the cinema for two teens in a small Turkish village. By day...LEARN MORE.

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BORN UNDER LIBRA

This romantic drama made headlines in Iran when its director was kidnapped by arch-conservatives and left to die in the desert. (He was later rescued.) The story follows Daniel, who is in...LEARN MORE.

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BOUTIQUE

Hamid Nematollah's compelling drama "stakes out a new path for Iranian cinema" (Variety) as it exposes key problems plaguing modern-day Tehran. Johan is a gentle and thoughtful young man...LEARN MORE.

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CAFE SETAREH

Cafe Setareh focuses on three women--Fariba, Saloomeh, and Moluk--in a triptych of warm-hearted, interwoven stories set in contemporary Tehran. Fariba operates a cafe...LEARN MORE.

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CHARLATAN

One of Iran's hottest young filmmakers, actor-director Arash Moayerian (editor on Friday's Soldiers), spins a bittersweet tale of romance in this delightful comedy about two young...LEARN MORE.

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CORRUPTED HANDS

Marriage is supposed to be a celebration, but it's a criminal enterprise for two of the characters in this Iranian heist comedy. Reminiscent of Take the Money and Run and Raising Arizona, Syrus...LEARN MORE.

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CYCLE, THE

One of the few Iranian New Wave films to be distributed in the U.S., Dariush Mehrjui's The Cycle deals with pervasive corruption under the Shah's regime. With its harsh, cynical...LEARN MORE.

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DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN

Honored as Best First Feature at the Montreal Festival of World Cinema, Mariam Shahriar's debut shows an "unusual gift for expressive imagery" (Leslie Camhi, The Village Voice)...LEARN MORE.

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DELBARAN

Director Abolfazl Jalili offers a compassionate story of a young Afghan refugee living illegally in Iran. Though the film is shot in a modest documentary style that adds a certain immediacy...LEARN MORE.

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DISTORTION

Set against a tumultuous backdrop of fear and violence, Haim Bouzaglo's acclaimed films tells of a Tel Aviv playwright who attempts to make sense of his country's carnage and his own...LEARN MORE.

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DONYA

In this breezy domestic comedy and Iranian box office smash, Donya (Hediyeh Tehrani) returns from America to discover that it is not easy to find a place to live in modern-day Tehran. Eventually...LEARN MORE.

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DRESS REHEARSAL

From Nasser Taghvai, one of the original filmmakers of the Iranian New Wave, comes this rare glimpse into the performance of a ta'zieh, an ancient and uniquely Iranian passion play that...LEARN MORE.

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EUROPEAN MUSLIMS AND EASTERN CHRISTIANS: THE BROKEN MIRRORS

From Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina to Christians in Lebanon, director Jacques Debs shows us two groups long forgotten or overlooked. For centuries, Muslims in Europe and Christians in...LEARN MORE.

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FEW KILOS OF DATES FOR A FUNERAL, A

From one of Iran's most talented young filmmakers comes this darkly comic drama about two lost souls who run a struggling gas station in a deserted area of Iran. With few customers and little...LEARN MORE.

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FIELD DIARY

Two explosive, shocking, and profound films from Amos Gitai. Set mostly in the West Bank before and during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon (some scenes were also shot there), Field Diary...LEARN MORE.

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FIFTH REACTION

From the controversial director of Hidden Half and Two Women comes another tale of the clash between modernism and tradition in contemporary Iran. A progressive, recently widowed...LEARN MORE.

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FRIDAY'S SOLDIERS

One of the major filmmakers of Iran's New Wave, Massoud Kimiayi, directs this haunting drama about four soldiers who come to Tehran on military leave. Accompanied by their commanding...LEARN MORE.

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GOING BY

On any given day a variety of travelers take the road from Tehran to northern Iraq. On one particular day, four carloads of people take the main road, each for different reasons. The characters do...LEARN MORE.

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HEMLOCK

A married, small-town factory manager grapples with his company's dire financial situation while becoming involved in an unstable affair with a modern woman from Tehran. With...LEARN MORE.

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HOUSE / HOUSE IN JERUSALEM

Two extremely simple yet utterly profound films, exploring the history of a house in East Jerusalem as a microcosm for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the first film, House (1980), a Euro-Israeli...LEARN MORE.

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HOUSE IS BLACK, THE

A revelation of staggering force, lyrically composed by one of the 20th century's leading poets, Forough Farrokhzad. Her first and only film, it depicts the lives and bodies of people tragically...LEARN MORE.

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IT'S WINTER

The third feature by Iranian filmmaker Rafi Pitts is a "delicate cinematic poem" (Variety) about three residents of Tehran, each working towards a better future. It's Winter, or Zemestan, follows...LEARN MORE.

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JOURNEY TO THE SUN

Mehmet, a young man from western Turkey, and Berzan, a Kurdish rebel living in the underground, develop an unlikely friendship while living in Istanbul. When Mehmet is mistaken...LEARN MORE.

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LAST SUPPER

In this searing domestic drama about a very unique love triangle, a professor of architecture history divorces her husband after 26 years of marriage. She returns to the house of her father...LEARN MORE.

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LETTERS IN THE WIND

Despite being officially barred from leaving Iran's borders, Ali-Reza Amini's film has earned international acclaim as a standout of the Iranian New Wave. The film follows a young...LEARN MORE.

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LONG LIVE PAKISTAN

Produced in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the of formation of an independent Pakistan, this rich, well-researched documentary explores the country's brief but turbulent past...LEARN MORE.

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LOW HEIGHTS

Based on a true story, this Fajr Film Festival Audience Award-winner is an action film filled with dark humor. Ghassem (Hamid Farrokhnezhad) is a man at his wit's end and desperate...LEARN MORE.

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MIRROR OF THE SOUL: FOROUGH FARROKHZAD

Contemporary Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad became a legend in her own time for her innovative and controversial writings. In this extensive, three-part documentary, Farrokhzad's life...LEARN MORE.

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OUR TIMES

A fascinating documentary from Rakshan Bani-Etemad (The May Lady), the most outspoken and respected female director working in Iran today. Bani-Etemad's film focuses on the...LEARN MORE.

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PARTY

Amin Haghi, a young writer for Iran's most liberal magazine, is accused of insulting the state when he publishes his dead brother's war memoirs. As he sits in jail, his girlfriend and buddies try...LEARN MORE.

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PASTRY GIRL

For 20 years, Saeed has been trying to marry the homely pastry chef Niloo, but their rivaling families have used one ploy after another to block the marriage. Just as it appears that...LEARN MORE.

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PAYBACK

Iran's fearless feminist director Tahmineh Milani pushes the envelope with this comedy-drama about a recently paroled woman who talks three other ex-cons into a get-rich-quick scheme...LEARN MORE.

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PEAR TREE, THE

In this Iranian psychodrama from Dariush Mehrjui, a renowned author (Homayoun Ershadi) is suffering from writer's block. In flashbacks, we return to the bright and colorful Tehran of his childhood...LEARN MORE.

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PERFECT DAY, A

Set in modern Beirut, A Perfect Day tells the "delicate but haunting" (Time Out New York) story of a family still scarred by the Lebanese Civil War that ended 15 years before. Claudia...LEARN MORE.

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PROTEST, THE

This fascinating film by Massoud Kimiayi, one of the few active filmmakers from Iran's pre-revolutionary period, shows the personal effect on one man of the country's societal reforms. Amir...LEARN MORE.

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SARA

Dariush Mehrjui adapts Henrik Ibsen's play, A Doll's House, into this modern Iranian drama about Sara (Nick Karimi), the submissive, friendly wife of a respectable banker (Amin Tarokh)...LEARN MORE.

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SIAVASH

The directorial debut of Saman Moghadam (Cafe Setareh) "broke a number of barriers" (New York Times). This drama captures the mood of Iran just after the Iran-Iraq war, in which...LEARN MORE.

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SNOWMAN

A hotly debated comedy from Iran, Snowman (Adam Barfi) tells the story of young Abbas (Akbar Abdi), a man desperate to immigrate to America. He's so anxious that he dresses as a woman...LEARN MORE.

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SOUL MATE

From Iranian actor-director Mehdi Fakhim-zadeh comes this searing drama about Behrouz, a man who has recently been released from an asylum after suffering several bouts of madness...LEARN MORE.

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STARDUST STRICKEN

Two of the most important participants of the Iranian New Wave Houshang Golmakani and Mohsen Makhmalbaf come together in Stardust Stricken to give us a rare look at...LEARN MORE.

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SUPERSTAR (DVD)

Coming off the unprecedented box office success of Cease-Fire, acclaimed Iranian director Tahmineh Milani wrote and directed this light-hearted family drama. Shahab Hosseini offers an...LEARN MORE.

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TAMBOURINE

In this Iranian comedy from up-and-coming female filmmaker Parisa Bakhtavar, a pretty but poor girl (Baran Kosari) gets into a fender bender in her father's car. She solicits the help...LEARN MORE.

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THOUSAND WOMEN LIKE ME, A

Sharzad, a lawyer in modern-day Tehran, loses custody of her seven-year-old son after a divorce from a powerful businessman. Her ex-husband's obsession with work and lack of...LEARN MORE.

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TICKETS

Three of the world's most celebrated directors--Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, and Ermanno Olmi--join together to direct a trilogy of interwoven stories set aboard a train traveling from...LEARN MORE.

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TWILIGHT

Iranian detective Mohammad Alavi (Ezatollah Entezami) continues to solve murders even though the traumatic death of his wife and two daughters has left him psychologically scarred...LEARN MORE.

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TWILIGHT, THE (ROSOULOF)

Documentary director Mohammad Rosoulof makes an impressive feature debut with this simple but powerful true story of prison life in Iran, featuring real-life prisoners playing themselves...LEARN MORE.

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UNDER THE MOONLIGHT

In this provocative film from the new Iranian cinema, seminary student Seyyed Hassan is preparing to rise to the status of cleric when his vestments are stolen by a young thief. Seyyed tracks the...LEARN MORE.

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UNWANTED WOMAN

From acclaimed director Tahmineh Milani (Two Women) comes this searing tale about the struggles of women in modern-day Iran. Poor Sima puts up with her philandering and abusive...LEARN MORE.

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WADI 1981-1991/WADI GRAND CANYON 2001

Three interlocking films depicting a group of Arabs and Israelis who nurture a fragile culture of coexistence over a span of twenty years. The films--Wadi: 1981, Wadi: 1991, and...LEARN MORE.

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WAITING FOR THE CLOUDS

For her third feature, acclaimed Turkish filmmaker Yesim Ustaoglu (Journey to the Sun) adapts Georgios Andreadis' moving tale about identity and alienation. Waiting for the Clouds... LEARN MORE.

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WHITE DREAM

Actor-director Hamid Jebelli (Son of Maryam) offers a charming portrait of a mentally challenged man looking for love in a world that largely ignores him. Feeble-minded Reza works at a...LEARN MORE.

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