Articles and Essays

This section of the Firouzan Films Website was created to accommodate long-form articles and essays that cover a variety of topics including Iranian cinema history, film theory, and director biographies.

The date of posting listed with each entry represents the date that the article was first listed on the Firouzan Films Website. This date is not necessarily the same date as the original publishing of the article.

Iran's directors fighting tighter measures on showing films abroad

By Fereshteh Modarresi, Posted November 15, 2009


Back in Cannes spotlight, crisis for Iranian cinema

By Fereshteh Modarresi, Posted November 15, 2009


"Life Is Color!" Toward a Transnational Feminist Analysis of Mohsen Makhmalbaf's "Gabbeh"

By Negar Mottahedeh, Posted February 15, 2009


10 x Ten: Kiarostami's Journey

By Ed Hayes, Posted April 12, 2007


Poetry and Sufism

By Godfrey Cheshire, Posted April 12, 2007


Women of Iranian Popular Cinema: Projection of Progress

By Najmeh Khalili Mahani, Posted February 9, 2007


Bahram Beyzaie, An Unknown Master of Iranian Cinema

By Najmeh Khalili Mahani, Posted January 11, 2007


Criterion Collection Essay: Taste of Cherry

By Godfrey Chesire, Posted January 11, 2007


Iranian New Wave

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Posted January 11, 2007


Iranian Cinema: Before the Revolution

By Shahin Parhami, Posted January 10, 2007


The Iranian Cinema

By Godfrey Chesire, Posted January 9, 2007


Fill In The Blanks

By Jonathan Rosenbaum, Posted January 2, 2007


Iranian Cinema: Art, Society and the State

By Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Posted January 2, 2007


Forough Farrokhzad and The House is Black

By Jason Price, Posted December 13, 2006




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