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Author: Hossein Eidizadeh

I Am a Cinephile: An interview with Denis Cote

At first glance, Denis Côté’s films, including Drifting States (2005), Bestiaire (2012), Vic and Flo Saw a Bear (2013) and Boris Without Beatrice (2016) don’t have much in common. Yet they are all unexpected journeys. In Drifting States, the journey takes us to the world of drifters, as the main character, Christian, performs a euthanasia on his mother and leaves his hometown to wander in vast empty landscapes. In Vic and Flo two lesbian lovers who just got out of prison try to find themselves in the world while spending time in a forest. In Boris Without Beatrice, a...

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Men, Women and Dreams

An overview of Iranian cinema in 2016 Iranian and world cinema lost Abbas Kiarostami in July of this year. This tragic news notwithstanding, 2016 has been splendid for Iranian film. The Salesman by Asghar Farhadi won two awards at the Cannes film festival. Four Iranian films, namely Lantouri by Reza Dormishian, A Dragon Arrives! by Mani Haghighi, Valderama by Abbas Amini and Starless Dreams by Mehrdad Oskoui were featured at the Berlinale. Daughter by Reza Mirkarimi won two prizes at Moscow film festival; Malaria by Parviz Shahbazi showed in the Venice film festival and won the main prize at...

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