Iranian movie -INVERSION – released on dvd

InversionINVERSION (PG) 2016 IRAN BEHZADI, BEHNAM £15.99
With air pollution becoming so bad in Tehran, Niloofar and her elderly mother are advised to leave the city on health grounds.

However Niloofar is reluctant to leave the city, where she has a successful tailoring business and a budding romantic relationship.

Will she decide to stay in the city or succumb to her family’s wishes and move away with her ailing mother?

In Farsi with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at

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Oscar winning Iranian film – THE SALESMAN – out of dvd and Blu Ray

salesmanTHE SALESMAN (12A) 2016 IRAN FARHADI, ASGHAR DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Asghar Farhadi returns with an Oscar-winning exploration of the potent power of pride, guilt and shame.

The future looks promising for amateur actors Emad and Rana as they prepare for opening night on their production of Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’. However, when dangerous work on a neighbouring building forces the couple to leave their home and move into a new apartment, a case of mistaken identity sees a shocking and violent incident throw their lives into turmoil.

In Farsi with English subtitles

ENGLISH FILM NOTES TO SALESMAN

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO SALESMAN

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO SALESMAN

 

DVD available to buy at

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Irainian film – UNDER THE SHADOW – out on dvd

under-the-shadowUNDER THE SHADOW (15) 2016 IRAN ANVARI, BABAK £14.99
Spine-chilling and atmospheric horror film set in 1980s Tehran. Nearing the end of the Iran-Iraq War, the man of the house has been sent to the front, leaving his wife, Shideh, and daughter Dorsa at home.

Shideh is having to cope with the cancellation of her medical studies due to her past political activism and the constant air raids getting closer. On top of this
Shideh start to think that her daughter strange behaviour is due to the fact that she have been possessed by a djinn, a supernatural creature.

In Farsi with English subtitles

ENGLISH FILM NOTES TO UNDER THE SHADOW

DVD available to buy at

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Recent middle Eastern dvd releases

Next to HerNEXT TO HER (15) 2014 ISRAEL KORMAN, ASAF IN HEBREW £15.99

27-year-old Rachel is the full-time carer for her younger sister Gabby, who has severe learning difficulties. However when Rachel finds romance, she has to find a way to break the co-dependence between the two sisters.

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RATTLE THE CAGERATTLE THE CAGE (18) 2015 UEA MAJID AL ANSARI £19.99
Thriller set in the United Arab Emirates. Recovering alcoholic Talal wakes up in a police cell after a night on the town. This seems at first to be an unlucky turn of fate, until psychopathic Dabaan enters the jail and kills the only police officer on duty.

 

Taxi TehranTAXI TEHRAN (12) 2015 IRAN PANAHI, JAFAR £15.99
After being banned by the Iranian government from making films and placed under house arrest, Panahi poses as a taxi driver and drives around the busy streets of Tehran picking up passengers and recording their conversations.

 

All dvds in their original language with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

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Iranian film – TAXI TEHRAN – available on dvd

Taxi TehranTAXI TEHRAN (12) 2015 IRAN PANAHI, JAFAR £15.99
After being banned by the Iranian government from making films and placed under house arrest, Panahi poses as a taxi driver and drives around the busy streets of Tehran picking up passengers and recording their conversations.

The passengers discusses the social challenges that Iranian citizens face on a daily basis.

In Farsi with English subtitles

ENGLISH FILM NOTES TO TAXI TEHRAN

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO TAXI TEHRAN

Clip 1 – “You a cabbie? No way Mr Panahi”  on Vimeo or Youtube

Clip 2 – “Avoid sordid realism” on Vimeo or Youtube

Clip 3 – “We know they’re watching” on Vimeo or Youtube

(Vimeo clips can be downloaded)

Download hi-res jpeg of Quad Poster

Trailer on Vimeo (can be downloaded) or Youtube

Download photos:  photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 5J

Jafar Panahi’s statement

Article in Le Monde speaking to Jafar Panahi’s daughter – English translation

Interview with Pooya Abbasian, involved in the post production

Swiss educational pamphlet (in French)

Cars in the movies – some free-wheeling association by Danny Leigh in The Guardian 

DVD available to buy at

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Jafar Panahi’s – PARDÉ/CLOSED CURTAIN – released on dvd

Closed CurtainPARDÉ/CLOSED CURTAIN (12) 2013 IRAN PARTOVI, K/PANAHI, J. £15.99

A screenwriter, his dog and a young woman have barricade themselves in a secluded villa with drawn curtains and eye each other suspiciously, prisoners in a house midst of a hostile environment. Maybe the film is a reflection on
director Jafar Panahi 20-year Iranian ban on filmmaking.

In Farsi with English subtitles

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

DVD available to buy at

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Iranian horror film – A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT – released on dvd/Blu Ray

A Girl Walks Home Alone at NightA GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (16) 2014 IRAN AMIRPOUR, ANA LILY DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99

Ana Lily Amirpour writes and directs this Persian vampire horror. Set in the fictional Iranian underworld, in a town known as Bad City, the story follows discontented youngster Arash (Arash Marandi) as he deals with life in the lawless town. His grand dreams of escape are dashed by the antics of his drug addicted father Hossein (Marshall Manesh) who forces his son to give up his vintage car to pay off a debt to his dealer Saeed (Dominic Rains).

Meanwhile, a silent, hijab-wearing vampire (Sheila Vand) stalks the town’s streets to exact revenge on the men who prey on her fellow women. But when she meets Arash her hostilities vanish as she warms to the brooding human and vows to use her unique skill set to try and help him.

A GIRL WALK HOME ALONE AT NIGHT PRESS KIT

 

DVD available to buy at http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/iranian-films-on-dvd

Brooklyn-set comedy – APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR – released on dvd

Appropriate BehaviorAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR (15) 2014 AKHAVAN, DESIREE £15.99

Brooklyn-set comedy about young woman in her twenties who has just broken up with her girlfriend but still hides the truth about her sexuality from her conservative Iranian parents.
In English and Persian with subtitles

Guardian review – http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/05/appropriate-behaviour-desiree-akhavan-review

DVD available to buy at http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/iranian-films-on-dvd

Controversial Iranian film – MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN – gets UK dvd release.

Manuscripts Dont BurnMANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN (15) 2013 IRAN RASOULOF , MOHAMMAD £17.99
Daring and politically provocative thriller in which two government officials are on a mission to arrest an author who manages to secretly write down his memoirs, despite being under strict monitoring by the national security service.

In 2011 Mohammad Rasoulof was banned from working for 20 years by the Iranian authorities and shot this film in secret.

The film was smuggled to Cannes in 2013 in such secrecy that the end credits decline to list the names of any of the film’s cast and crew in order to ensure their safety.

In Farsi with English Subtitles

DVD available to buy at http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/iranian-films-on-dvd

Iranian movie – LE PASSÉ/THE PAST – out on dvd and blu ray

pastLE PASSÉ/THE PAST (12) 2013 IRAN FARHADI, ASGHAR FRENCH/FARSI
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
A long-separated couple finalise their divorce. Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from his homeland of Iran at the request of his wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo) who wants to divorce him. When he arrives he finds that his soon-to-be ex-wife has begun a relationship with Samir (Tahar Rahim), a younger man with a child of his own and a spouse.

While they begin proceedings for their separation, all involved are forced to deal with unresolved issues from their past.

SHOOTING SCRIPT

GUARDIAN REVIEW

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

In Farsi & French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/iranian-films-on-dvd

Iranian movie – FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY – makes its UK dvd debut

Fireworks WednesdayFIREWORKS WEDNESDAY (12) 2006 IRAN   FARHADI, ASGHAR    £15.99
An engrossing portrait of three marriages set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year.

The story begins with Rouhi (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young bride-to-be who takes a temporary job cleaning for a family in northern Tehran. Upon arriving at the apartment she finds herself in the middle of an explosive domestic conflict between Mojdeh (Hedyeh Tehrani) and her husband Morteza (Hamid Farokh-Nejad). Mojdeh suspects that Morteza is cheating on her with the next door neighbour, Simin (Pantea Bahram), a woman who set up an illegal beauty salon in her apartment after her own marriage broke up.

Over the course of the day, the young woman, the sparring couple, their small son, the wife’s sister and husband, and the beautician engage in a series of exchanges, confrontations, and prevarications as the truth unfolds.

In Farsi with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/iranian-films-on-dvd

Iranian film – ONE. TWO. ONE. – out this week on dvd

One. Two. One.ONE. TWO. ONE. (15) 2011 IRAN    AKBARI, MANIA        £12.99
Iranian drama following one woman forced to contend with societal attitudes after an incident leaves her facially disfigured. Composed of a series of vignettes set in different locations, each episode tells the story of how the young woman came to be disfigured and how she now feels isolated from her former friends and family as she reassesses her ideas on love, loss and personal identity.

In Farsi  with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/iranian-films-on-dvd

Review at Sight on Sound – http://www.soundonsight.org/eiff-2012-mania-akbaris-one-two-one-is-an-enthralling-rhythmical-film/