Iran: A Cinematographic Revolution
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Documentarian Nader Takmil Homayoun delivers a plenary eulogy to Persian cinema - its fullest to date - with Iran: Une Révolution cinématographique. Over the course of 98 minutes, Homayoun follows the evolution and shifting stylistic currents of Iranian film over the course of 70+ years, as those changes parallel the country's mercurial political history. The picture thus features a dazzling array of clips from Iranian documentaries and feature films, intercut with interview footage that offers insights from the country's most esteemed directors and film historians, including Fereydoun… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"Using a range of sources, Homayoun provides convincing evidence that Iran's success at international film festivals has been no accident"
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"Valuable for those who want to learn more about this unique corner of global cinema."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"It's amazing that Iranian film exists at all. But the country's film artists have not only endured, they have, over time, created a world-class cinema whose sensitive and often progressive aesthetic has been produced under duress."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"A rounded and robust overview of Iranian cinema and its shifting relationship to the political and religious tides in that country's history and culture."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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