Iran Tag Archive

Music

Sina Dolati Plunges Us Into the Hyper Frenzied Neurodiverse Perspective of Säye Skye’s Mind in ‘ADHD’

We speak to Sina Dolati about the lengthy learn on the job edit which transformed his innovative VR/360 music video into its slick accessible 2D version.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Past Never Leaves You in Mahyar Mandegar’s Melancholic Modern Fairytale ‘White Winged Horse’

Mahyar Mandegar discusses colliding fantasy and reality within floating Russian-inspired long takes for his Iranian war childhood fable short.

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Documentary

Elahe Esmaili Empathetically Explores the Decisions Behind an Iranian Child Marriage in ‘The Doll’

Elahe Esmaili discusses 'The Doll' her engaging exploration of cultural norms in which a family share their opinions on the marriage of a 14-year-old girl

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Live Action

An Iranian Mother Is Pushed to Choose Between Danger or Destitution in Kaveh Mazaheri’s Gripping Drama ‘Funfair’

Kaveh Mazaheri returns to discuss his new short 'Funfair' - the story of a desperate man who drafts his wife into a dangerous ploy to improve their lives.

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Film Festival, Live Action

A Mother Protects Her Daughter at All Costs in Fateme Ahmadi’s ‘Bitter Sea’

Fateme Ahmadi talks to DN about the intense camera work of 'Bitter Sea' her short film about an immigrant mother's hope of a better life for her daughter.

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Live Action, Premiere

Buried Treasure Sends an Iranian Village Into a Spiral of Death & Deception in Roozbeh Misaghi’s ‘Turquoise’

Roozbeh Misaghi joins DN with 'Turquoise', his allegorical story about a remote Iranian village which descends into deception, death and double-dealing.

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Animation, Asides

Help Refugees: The Journey

A young Syrian boy embarks on a long, dangerous journey to be reunited with his parents after his home is torn apart by war in Majid Adin's 'The Journey'.

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Film Festival, Live Action

An Iranian Wife Embraces an Opportunistic Route of Escape in Kaveh Mazaheri’s Award Winning Short ‘Retouch’

Kaveh Mazaheri discusses working within Iran's censorship system and staging a convincing accidental death for his multi-award winning short 'Retouch'.

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Animation, Music

Majid Adin & Stephen McNally Deliver a Stunning New Take on Elton John’s Iconic ‘Rocket Man’

Majid Adin & Stephen McNally discuss how they reimagined Elton John's iconic track 'Rocket Man' through the lens of a refugee's journey to safety.

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Music

Inside

In his video performance piece created for electronic music project Tegh, Iranian computer artist and visualizer Ali Phi deconstructs the musician’s

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Live Action

The Hunter

Rob breaks his Iranian Cinema virginity by taking a look at one of the nation's most recently acclaimed films, Rafi Pitts' ‘The Hunter’.

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