Iranian Cinema and Nuclear Deal

In “Iran’s Film Industry Hopes Nuclear Deal Will Help Open Up Biz Internationally”, an article by Variety’s Nick Vivarelli, different aspects of the pros and cons of Nuclear Deal for Iranian cinema is discussed. I am happy to be quoted alongside a number of other Iranian cineastes including Shahram Mokri, Reza Dormishian, Barry Navidi, Amir...

10 Essential Abbas Kiarostami Films

Abbas Kiarostami is a familiar name to many people around the world. Since countless internet sites about him exist. He is considered by many as one of the best filmmakers of cinema. The filmmaker is a source of pride, because through his films, Kiarostami manages to present a new, refreshing image of Iran, a poetic...

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Being a Young Film Critic in Modern Iran

(This article was originally published at Indiewire) In recent years, much of the English-speaking world has heard about Iranian cinema. Many Western audiences have seen the Oscar-winning “A Separation” and explored the filmography of Abbas Kiarostami. With the imprisonment of seminal Iranian director Jafar Panahi, plenty of stories about the challenges of making movies in...

The Bitter Tears of Petra Vont Kant

Gary Fernandez on The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Cover

Gary Fernández (1980) is a Spanish graphic artist and illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. He has designed Blu-ray and DVD cover for Criterion’s new release of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. In a range of media that includes illustration, sculpture, printmaking, textile, and animation, his work combines technology and craft. His work...