1984 Private Defense Contractors have joined Mandalay Vision and Vertigo as producers on supernatural drama “The Voices,” with Ryan Reynolds starring. 1984 toppers Spencer Silna (pictured left) and…
Designed as a low-budget experiment to recapture the fun of making movies, Marjane Satrapi's "Gang of the Jotas" is a digital "What's Up, Doc?" wannabe of minimal pretensions and minor interest…
New York and Paris-based Urban Distribution Intl. has bought worldwide rights outside Latin America to one of the region's key titles in production in 2012: "Roa," from Colombia's Andi Baiz.
The same winning balance of seriousness and humor that made "Persepolis" such a hit works equally well in "Chicken With Plums."
An anguished cry of despair and fury, "The Green Wave" uses a mixture of animation and archival/original footage to explore the recent uprising in Iran after the 2009 election.
While their male counterparts have delivered a slew of serious, commercially underperforming pics about war and conflict, femme helmers Nadine Labaki and Marjane Satrapi have found humor to be a more…
In relating a young woman's experiences growing up in Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the black-and-white animated feature "Persepolis" doesn't exactly mince words. Neither does Marjane…
Forget the battle of Thermopylae. Iranian film execs are staging their own battle of "Persepolis." Farabi Cinema Foundation, the country's government-affiliated film org, sent a letter of protest to…
Autobiographical tour de force is completely accessible and art of a very high order.
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