Conflict and Development in Iranian Film
Conflict and Development in Iranian Film
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Asghar Seyed-Gohrab & Kamran Talattof, Politics and Persistence: The Development of Iranian Film
Yasco Horsman, The Sound of Frogs at Night: Kiarostami’s Philosophy of Cinema
Kamran Talattof, Sexuality and Cultural Change: The Presentation of Sex and Gender in Pre- and Post-revolutionary Iranian Cinema
Farzana Marie Dyrud, Kiarostami’s Cinematic Poetry in Where is the Friend’s Home? And The Wind will Carry Us
Julie Ellison, Which Half is Hidden? The Public or the Private: An Analysis of Milani’s The Hidden Half
Khatereh Sheibani, Abbas Kiarostami and the Aesthetics of Ghazal
Omid Tofighian, Contemporary Liminal Encounters: Moving Beyond Traditional Plots in Majidi’s Bârân
Niloofar Niknam, Virtuous Heroines: A Mythical Reading of Female Protagonists in
Contemporary Iranian Television Serials
Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Marziyeh Meshkini’s The Day I Became a Woman

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"'This book advances our critical understanding of Iranian cinema and is a most welcome addition to the scholarly works available in the field." -- Nasrin Rahimieh, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine.

A.A. Seyed-Gohrab, Kamran Talattof (eds)

Conflict and Development in Iranian Film

The chapters in this volume explore the philosophical underpinnings and cinematic techniques characteristic of Iranian film. Collectively, they show how the pervasive themes of Iranian cinema, such as martyrdom and war, gender roles, and social policy issues have been addressed, and how directors have approached them using a variety of techniques. Some chapters outline the poetic and mystical dimensions of Abbas Kiarostami's movies. Other chapters describe the effects of the Islamic Revolution on codes of morality and their expression in film as well as on directors' tactics in response to the new theocratic system.

A.A. Seyed-Gohrab

A.A. Seyed-Gohrab is Associate Professor of Persian Literature and Culture at Leiden University.

Kamran Talattof

Kamran Talattof is a professor of Persian and Iranian Studies at the University of Arizona.