Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Iranian films

To complement the previous post on Iranian cinema, here's a list of some very good Iranian films of the 90s and 00s. Required viewing.

10 (Abbas Kiarostami 2002)

Apple, The / Sib (Samira Makhmalbaf 1998)

Circle, The / Dayereh (Jafar Panahi 2001)

Close-Up / Nema-ye Nazdik (Abbas Kiarostami 1990)

Day I Became a Woman, The / Roozi ke zan shodam (Marzieh Makhmalbaf 2000)

Delbaran (Abolfazl Jalili 2001)

First Letter, The / Abjad (Abolfazl Jalili 2003)

Moment of Innocence, A / Nun va Goldoon (Mohsen Makhmalbaf 1996)

Kandahar / Safar e Ghandehar (Mohsen Makhmalbaf 2001)

Paper Airplanes / Mooshak e Kaghazi (Farhad Mehranfad 1997)

Secret Ballot, The /Raye makhfi (Babak Payami 2001)

Song of the Sparrow, The / Avaze gonjeshk-ha (Majid Majidi 2008)

White Balloon, The / Badkonake sefid (Jafar Panahi 1995)

Wind Will Carry Us, The / Bad ma ra khahad bord (Abbas Kiarostami 1999)

2 comments:

  1. Great list! I'd throw Panahi's THE MIRROR, a fun, whimsical little movie, and CRIMSON GOLD, a great get-to-know-you on contemporary Tehran in there as well.

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  2. Yes, by all means, the longer the list, the better!

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