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Mohammad Rasoulof

Caught Off Guard

George Heymont | Posted 02.20.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

It doesn't happen often, but on those rare and blessed occasions when it does, oddball works of art give a person multiple reasons to be grateful. These are situations in which one's expectations (large or small) are completely upended.

'I Knew That It Was Going To Be Almost Mission Impossible'

AP | ADAM EGAN | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France -- "Manuscripts Don't Burn" tells the story of an Iranian author secretly writing his memoirs and authorities' attempts to destroy the ...

Iranian Filmmaker Banned From His Own Country Attends Cannes

AP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, whose movies are banned in his country and who has been sentenced to jail by the Islamic r...

Doomsday Cinema, Part 2: Oscar-Nom The Turin Horse, Final Week in New York (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

If the end of the world or your final film? is when you say what you really mean, perhaps with The Turin Horse, Béla Tarr is giving the last laugh to the Gypsies of his state-seized debut film (shot at age 16) and delivering a stone-cold classic.

On The Imprisonment of Iranian Filmmakers: A Moral Option For Iran and Any Government Presuming to Silence Its Artists

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Vazquez

I've asked film curator Milos Stehlik, of Chicago's Facets.org to write a guest essay in the earnest service of furnishing a dually historical and mor...

Films of Rare and Exquisite Beauty

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the great blessings of cinema is that it transports us to worlds we might never be able to reach on our own.

Iranian Filmmaker hits out at Tehran regime

AFP via Yahoo! News | Virginie Grognou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof, forced to make his latest film "The White Meadows" under difficult conditions, used the San Sebastian film festiva...