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Viewing films where country is Iran
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Ballad of a White Cow

Ballad of a White Cow

A bereaved single mother does battle with the Iranian justice system in this tense drama.

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Bandar Band

Bandar Band

Amid Iran’s widespread 2019 floods, three young musicians set out for a career-making gig in Tehran. But as the water rises, their chances of making it on time diminish.

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Chess of the Wind

Chess of the Wind

A long-lost masterpiece of 1970s Iranian cinema finally re-emerges on the big screen.

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A Hero

A Hero

The new film from dual Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, which took home Cannes 2021’s Grand Prix, is a tale of redemption, veneration and modern morality.

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Hit the Road

Hit the Road

Selected for Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, the debut feature by Jafar Panahi’s son Panah is a chaotic, tender road trip set against a rugged landscape.

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The Night

The Night

The first Iran–US co-production to open in Iranian cinemas since the revolution pits a couple against a malevolent hotel, trapping them in with their secrets.

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Radiograph of a Family

Radiograph of a Family

A deeply personal portrait becomes a reflection on Iran’s turbulent political history in this striking, formally innovative memoir.

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Sun Children

Sun Children

A gang of streets kids is hired to pull off a dangerous heist in this Oscar-shortlisted coming-of-age drama from Iranian master director Majid Majidi.

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There Is No Evil

There Is No Evil

Questions of morality and duty play out against the backdrop of the Iranian justice system in the 2020 Berlinale’s Golden Bear winner.

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The Wasteland

The Wasteland

Abbas Kiarostami protégé Ahmad Bahrami’s 2020 Venice Orizzonti Award winner is a dreamlike expedition to a remote Iranian factory.

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Year of the Everlasting Storm

Year of the Everlasting Storm

Jafar Panahi, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Laura Poitras and other global cinema heavyweights reflect on 2020 in this sweeping anthology film for the COVID age.