Keyword: Iran

Fifi Howls from Happiness (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 08/07/2014
The acclaimed paintings and sculptures of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland: he was revered by elites 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...
Dir: Mitra Farahani
With: N/A

Desert Dancer (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 08/14/2014
During the politically charged climate of the 2009 protests in Iran, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as- Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Their exploration of music, dance and a universal...
Past

The Past (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 12/19/2013
After four years apart, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran to finalize his divorce with his French wife Marie. During his stay, he notices Marie's relationship with her daughter Lucie is rife with conflict. Ahmad's efforts to improve the dynamic between the two women ends up uncovering a secret from their past.
Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
In the Iranian ghost town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, depraved denizens are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Manuscripts Don't Burn

Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 06/12/2014
Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination is supposed to look like a suicide. But, at the last minute, they are forced to change their plans.
Dir: Mohammad Rasoulof
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My Sweet Pepper Land

My Sweet Pepper Land (2012)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now police commissioner in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but instead agrees to be stationed in a small valley, at the very borders of Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. It is a lawless territory, right at the heart of illegal drug, medication and alcohol trafficking. Having...
Separation

A Separation (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 12/29/2011
This is the story about the dissolution of a marriage, set in contemporary Iran. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband, Nader, and daughter Termeh. When Nader refuses to leave behind his father, who suffers from Alzheimer's, Simin sues for divorce. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist...

Asabani Nistam! (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
During the protests that erupted following the 2009 elections, Navid, an Iranian Kurd living in Tehran, mets Setareh. They continue their political activism at their university until one day Navid is expelled. To add insult to injury, Setareh's father tells him to stay away from his daughter if he really loves her. The thinking is that Navid will ruin her future if he continues to woo her as a...
Chaplin of the Mountains

Chaplin of the Mountains (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 02/20/2014
A recently orphaned young Kurdish-French woman travels to Kurdistan to find her mother's village, likely destroyed during the Anfal genocide. On her journey she meets two American film students who are traveling to remote villages screening Charlie Chaplin films. They decide to help her search, an undertaking that brings them to the war-weary Mount Qandil, dubbed by the locals the Kurdish Bermuda...