To measure how much things have changed on the Iranian film scene with the election of moderate president Hassan Rouhani in June, one need only look at some of the activity at the recent Fajr Film…
KARLOVY VARY, Czech Rep. — Iranian helmer Jafar Panahi, who is under house arrest and waiting to start a six-year prison sentence, made a surprise appearance via Skype at the Karlovy Vary Film…
The artist's need to engage in the creative process is again the theme of Jafar Panahi's latest technically forbidden work, less satisfying than his previous pic yet still a bold, melancholy…
Haifaa Al Mansour didn't set out to be Saudi Arabia's first female director, but that breakthrough has brought her debut, "Wadjda," much-deserved attention and awards at festivals ranging from Venice…
It'll take more than an arrest and 20-year filmmaking ban to silence Iranian New Wave master Jafar Panahi.
In a show of support for Jafar Panahi, Berlinale organizers are holding a number of events dedicated to the imprisoned Iranian filmmaker at the upcoming film festival.
Dramatizing the terrifying discrimination against women in Iranian society, Jafar Panahi's "The Circle" both fascinates and horrifies with its bold assertions about what it means to be a woman under…
On the bus, she silently observes the life around her: an old widow moaning about young people's manners, a young man and woman eyeing each other across the crowd, musicians busking for money. But…