Tag Archive: Iranian film

Review: Atomic Heart (Ahmadzade, 2014) – CAAMFest 2016 Preview


Drunk and giggly, Arineh (Taraneh Alidoosti, Fireworks Wednesday and About Elly) and Nobahar (Pegah Ahangarani) leave a party and begin driving home. The two women, who are evidently close friends, hum children’s tunes and… Continue reading

Review: A Few Cubic Meters of Love (Mahmoudi, 2014) – SFIFF 2015


Director Jamshid Mahmoudi‘s compelling debut feature film A Few Cubic Meters of Love, screening in a few weeks at the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF), tells the tale of two lovesick youth… Continue reading

Review: Fireworks Wednesday (Farhadi, 2006)


I’ve already mentioned the Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi twice on this blog; he’s quickly becoming one of my favorite directors. Fireworks Wednesday is the earliest movie of his I’ve seen to date. As… Continue reading

Review: Persepolis (Paronnaud & Satrapi, 2007)


My husband and I had been anticipating this film for some time now. It was one of those movies that had so much buzz around it when it came out and that we had… Continue reading

Review: Chicken with Plums (Paronnaud & Satrapi, 2011)


I am taking a break from Oscar reviewing to watch the four movies I had already borrowed from the library before embarking on this project. The first of these is Chicken with Plums,… Continue reading