Topic: Iranian Cinema

Kevin Sheppard and his teammates from A.S. Shiraz (copyright:

Documentary Feature ''The Iran Job''

US Basketball Player as Cultural Diplomat

Scene from "Chicken with Plumbs" (source: PR)

Marjane Satrapi's "Chicken with Plums"

Magical Gallows Humour in Tehran

Poster calling for the release of director Jafar Panahi at the Berlinale (photo: DW)

Iranian Cinema

Forbidden Love Scenes in the Pious Dinosaur Nation

Marjane Satrapi (photo: AP)

The Comic World of Marjane Satrapi

Yearnings for a Lost Homeland

scene from 'Nader and Simin' (photo:

Asghar Farhadi's ''Nader und Simin''

Flight from the middle class

Enthusiastic supporters reaching out to shake the hand of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (photo: AP)

Interview with Director Petr Lom

The Dictator, My Pen Pal

"Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi (image: Sony Pictures)

Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis"

Stars and Bombs

Asghar Farhadi (photo: dpa)

Asghar Farhadi's "About Elly"

Who Knows the Truth?

Cinema in Iran

The Calm before the Storm?

Young Cineasts House, Tehran

Film Center Opens up New Perspectives

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad (photo: Robert Richter)

Rakhshan Bani-Etemad

Filming the Margins of Iranian Society

Tahmineh Milani (photo: private)

Interview with Tahmineh Milani

Between Censorship and a Smash Hit

Majid Majidi (photo: AP)

A Critical Phase Has Been Reached

Filmstill "Marooned in Iraq or Songs of my Motherland" (photo:

Bahman Ghobadi

"Switch off CNN and Al-Jazeera…

Bahram Beyzai's "Sagkoshi", Iranian blockbuster (photo: TehranAvenue)

The Ambivalent Worlds of Iranian Cinema

Filmstill "Gabbeh", by Mohsen Makhmalbaf (photo: Makhmalbaf Film House)

Reality Torn and Distorted