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The Iran Job (2012)

Title: The Iran Job (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-09-28 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Iran Job follows American basketball player Kevin Sheppard as he accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries: Iran. With tensions running high between Iran and the West, Kevin tries to separate sports from politics only to find that politics is impossible to escape in Iran. Along the way he forms an unlikely alliance with three outspoken Iranian women. Thanks to these women, his apartment turns into an oasis of free speech, where they discuss everything from politics to religion to gender roles. Kevin's season in Iran culminates in something much bigger than basketball: the uprising and subsequent suppression of Iran's reformist Green Movement - a powerful prelude to the sweeping changes across the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring. -- (C) Official Site

Manuscripts Don’t Burn (2014)

Title: Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 125 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-06-13 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Drama Art House & International Mystery & Suspense
IMDB: IMDB Link

This highly charged political thriller draws on real events to tell a unfortunately common tale or repression in contemporary Iran. Kasra, an Iranian author who's been secretly writing his memoirs, is under strict monitoring by the country's security service. His stories are related to his time in jail as a political prisoner and to other events connected to his life as an intellectual in Iran. After preparing his writings to be published as a book, Kasra gets ready to leave the country - but the security service apparatus uncovers his plan before he leaves the country. Next on their agenda: destroy his manuscripts. (C) Kino Lorber

A Separation (2011)

Title: A Separation (2011)
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 123 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-12-30 (Theater)
Cast: Sareh Bayat Sarina Farhadi Leila Hatami Babak Karimi Merila Zarei
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Set in Contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin goes back to her parents', but Termeh decides to stay with Nader... -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics

The Wind Will Carry Us (2014)

Title: The Wind Will Carry Us (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 118 min(s)
Release: 2002-09-17 (DVD)
2014-06-06 (Theater)
Cast: Behzad Dourani The Inhabitants of the Siah Dareh village
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

This idiosyncratic drama from Iran begins as a jeep winds through the hills of Kurdistan, containing an engineer (Behzad Dourani) and his two assistants (whom we never see) as they search for a small village in the mountains. When they arrive, they are greeted by a young boy, who shows them a place they can stay and guides the engineer to the home of an old woman (also never seen) who seems to be dying. No one is sure what the engineer and his men are doing there; some locals think he's keeping watch of the old woman and wants to purchase her land when she dies, while others think he could be an archeologist searching for rare artifacts. Meanwhile, the engineer spends his days exploring the village and the people who live there -- most of them women, with the men away at jobs that occupy them night and day for several months out of the year. He also stays in touch with the boy, who watches over the old woman's health while keeping up with his schoolwork, working on his family's farm, and helping his mother with the household chores. Meanwhile, the engineer periodically gets calls on his cellular phone, which require him to drive to a graveyard on a hill to receive the call (most, however, are wrong numbers), while making contact with a man digging a deep hole (also unseen) and a girl in the village who milk's cows which are kept in a dark basement. Concentrating on what we don't see as often as what we do, Le Vent Nous Emportera bears the distinctive stamp of director Abbas Kiarostami and was embraced by critics in its screening at the 1999 Venice Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014)

Title: Fifi Howls From Happiness (2014)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 96 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2014-08-08 (Theater)
Cast:
Genre: Documentary
IMDB: IMDB Link

Mitra Farahani's lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland-revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime. Known for his iconoclastic art as well as his scathing declarations, Mohasses abandoned the country over 30 years ago for a simple, secluded life in Italy. (C) Music Box Films

Argo (2012)

Title: Argo (2012)
Rated: R
Runtime: 120 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-10-12 (Theater)
Cast: Ben Affleck Alan Arkin John Goodman Bryan Cranston Taylor Schilling
Genre: Mystery & Suspense Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis-the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. -- (C) Warner Bros.

This Is Not A Film (2011)

Title: This Is Not A Film (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 75 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-02-29 (Theater)
Cast: Jafar Panahi Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Genre: Documentary Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

On March 1, 2010, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was arrested on charges of "propaganda against the Islamic Republic" (his crime was speaking out on behalf of activists protesting the dubious re-election of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad), and he was sentenced to six years behind bars and banned from making films for twenty years. While Panahi's prison sentence was suspended after a few months in jail, Iranian officials have still forbade him from directing movies, writing screenplays, giving interviews or leaving the country. In response, fellow filmmaker Mojtaba Mirtahmasb teamed up with Panahi to create In Film Nist (aka This Is Not A Film), in which Panahi ponders the past and present of his career as well as the screenplay he was planning to shoot shortly before his sentence was handed down. As Panahi stages a reading of the script in his home (with Mirtahmasb capturing the action on video as other friends and family members occasionally function as "director" via messages and phone calls), Panahi demonstrates the blocking and camera angles he had in mind using taped diagrams on his living room floor, and the two filmmakers explore the nebulous line between making a film and talking about how one would make a film in front of a camera. Panahi and Mirtahmasb were able to smuggle a copy of This Is Not A Film out of Iran in defiance of the government's ban on Panahi's work, and the picture was screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Dog Sweat (2011)

Title: Dog Sweat (2011)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 90 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2011-11-11 (Theater)
Cast: Ahmad Akbarzadeh Tahereh Esfahani Bagher Forohar Shahrokh Taslimi Rahim Zamani
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Using the subversive urgency of cinema verite, the lives of six young people intertwine in present day Iran. Misunderstood by their families and oppressed by conservative Islamic society, they act out their personal desires behind closed doors. A feminist finds herself in an affair with a married man; new lovers search for a place to be physically intimate; a gay man is faced with an arranged marriage; a female pop singer risks exposure; and a grief-stricken son lashes out at fundamentalists.Shot clandestinely throughout Tehran before the elections of 2009, Hossein Keshavarz's provocative film challenges the status quo by providing the new generation of Iranians a fervent voice of rebellion. -- (C) Official Site

Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2010)

Title: Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2010)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 106 min(s)
Release: 2012-05-22 (DVD)
2011-03-11 (Theater)
Cast: Juliette Binoche Jean-Claude Carriere Agathe Natanson William Shimell Gianna Giachetti
Genre: Art House & International Drama
IMDB: IMDB Link

Juliette Binoche won the Best Actress prize in Cannes for her performance in this playful and provocative romantic drama from legendary auteur Abbas Kiarostami (TASTE OF CHERRY, THE WIND WILL CARRY US), his first feature made outside of Iran. Binoche plays a gallery owner living in a Tuscan village who attends a lecture by a British author (opera star William Shimell) on authenticity and fakery in art. Afterward, she invites him on a tour of the countryside, during which he is mistaken for her husband. They keep up the pretense and continue on their afternoon out, discussing love, life and art, and increasingly behaving like a long-married couple. But are they play-acting on a whim, or is there more to their seemingly new relationship than meets the eye? -- (C) IFC

The Green Wave (2012)

Title: The Green Wave (2012)
Rated: Unrated
Runtime: 5 min(s)
Release: 0000-00-00 (DVD)
2012-08-10 (Theater)
Cast: Navid Akhavan Payam Akhavan Shirin Ebadi
Genre: Documentary Art House & International Special Interest
IMDB: IMDB Link

The Green Wave is a powerful film documenting the populist protests in Iran following the suspicious victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over progressive candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi in the Iranian presidential elections on June 12, 2009. Cell phone videos posted on the internet, Twitter messages, as well as animated blog posts and interviews with prominent human rights advocates and exiled Iranians bear witness to the brutal attacks by government militia in their efforts to squelch the protests that followed. The Green Wave is a highly contemporary chronicle of the Green Revolution, and a memorial for all of those who believed in freedom and lost their lives for it. -- (C) Official Site