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Directory of World Cinema: Iran
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ISBN 9781841503998
Paperback 296 pages

Published November 2011
Imprint: Intellect

Edited by Parviz Jahed
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Iranian cinema has an extraordinary history that has been marked by religion and ever-shifting political, economic, and social environments. This addition to Intellect’s Directory of World Cinema series turns the spotlight on the award-winning cinema of Iran, with particular attention to the major genres and movements, historical turning points, and prominent figures that have helped shape it. A wide range of genres are presented, including Film Farsi, New Wave, War film, art house film and women’s cinema. For the film studies scholar, students working on alternative or national cinema or for all those who love Iranian cinema and wish to learn more, Directory of World Cinema: Iran will be an essential companion to this prolific and prominent film industry. It offers an extraordinary range of outlooks towards the expansive world of Iranian cinema and is intended to fill the huge gap in literature about a national cinema where there is not enough material in English for researchers and scholars.

Chapter titles
Acknowledgements
Parviz Jahed
Introduction by the Editor
Parviz Jahed
Film of the Year: About Elly
Parviz Jahed
Cinema and the Modern Idea: Interview with Jafar Panah
Parviz Jahed
Renowned Directors
The emergence of cinema in Iran
Behrouz Turani
Film Farsi the mainstream cinema
Parviz Jahed
The Forerunners of the New Wave Cinema in Iran
Parviz Jahed
The New Wave Movement
Saeed Aghighi
Post-revolutionary Melodrama
Taraneh Dadar
The New Art Films
Adam Bingham
The Cinema of War
Hamid Reza Sadr
The Image of Children
Fereshteh Shakib
Identity and Cultural differences
Michelle Langford
Test Your Knowledge
Notes on Contributors
Filmography
Reviews
'A fresh and intelligently pithy story of Iranian cinema.' – Electric Sheep- James B. Evans

'Successfully maps the long history of creativity, intellectualism and imagination of [Iran]. This book makes an important contribution to the area of Iranian cinema and film, and is recommended to those who want to know more about Iran and its extraordinary cinema.' – Arezou Zalipour for Media International Australia

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