Topic: Iranian cinema

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

Kamal Tabrizi (photo: ISNA)

The Iranian Filmmaker Kamal Tabrizi

Should One Be Allowed to Laugh at Mullahs?

photo: Makhmalbaf Film House

Iranian Cinema

The old maestro's last trip: Ismail Ghaffari is Mamo in Bahman Ghobadi's "Half Moon" (photo: Pandora Film Verleih)

Bahman Ghobadi's Film "Half Moon"

Always Searching, Always on the Run

Scene from "The Outcasts" (&copy

Iranian War Film Comedy

Good-for-Nothings at the Front

Scene from "Offside": Iranian female soccer fan accompanied by fan dummie (photo: &copy Berlinale)

Jafar Panahi's "Offside"

Protected from the Profanities of the Bellowing Fans

Tahmineh Milani (photo: AP)

The Cheeky Girl