My first piece for Sight & Sound magazine is published and out there in the October 2015 issue. It is part of the Female Gaze special issue and I wrote about Marva Nabili’s The Sealed Soil. It feels really good that it is there in page 27 just after Kim Morgan‘s piece on Mikey and Nicki and in the same page as Greta Gerwig’s piece on Girlfriends. There are only three pieces on Iranian female filmmakers, Sarah Gavron on The Apple by Samira Makhmalbaf, Jonathan Rosenbaum on The Day I Became a Woman by Marzieh Meshkini and my short piece on The Sealed Soil. Thanks to Isabel Stevens for the opportunity.
Link to Sight & Sound here.
As described “Female Gaze project aims to challenge official film history by writing female directors back into it. In our October special issue we champion 100 hidden gems directed by women who have been forgotten or unfairly overlooked; the contributors include Jane Campion, Greta Gerwig, Claire Denis, Isabelle Huppert, Agnès Varda, Tilda Swinton, Allison Anders, Carol Morley, Sarah Gavron and many more critics, while the films range from across the last century, and from around the world.”