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A Cinema of Discontent (Iran, 2013)

A Cinema of Discontent (2013)
May 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Jamsheed Akrami.

Los Angeles Premiere!

Directed by Jamsheed Akrami.

Film scholar and filmmaker Jamsheed Akrami continues his outstanding documentary series on Iranian cinema (Friendly Persuasion, 2000; The Lost Cinema, 2007) with this illuminating look at film censorship in Revolutionary Iran.  Featuring dozens of film clips and interviews with leading filmmakers—including Asghar Farhadi, Bahman Ghobadi, Rakshan Bani Etemad, Jafar Panahi—A Cinema of Discontent reveals the dark and absurd aspects of censorship as well as the strategies, aesthetic and personal, that these artists have developed in response.

Cast: Asghar Farhadi, Bahman Farmanara, Bahman Ghobadi, Reza Mir Karimi, Jafar Panahi.

Digibeta, color, in Persian with English subtitles, 85 min.

Watch the trailer below: