Conflict and development in Iranian film

Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Kamran Talattof

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The contributors to this timely volume explore the philosophical underpinnings and cinematic techniques characteristic of contemporary Iranian film. Collectively, they demonstrate how the pervasive themes of Iranian cinema-such as martyrdom and war, traditional gender roles and their recent subversion, as well as broader social policy issues-have been addressed and how various directors, including the acclaimed Abbas Kiarostami, have approached them using a variety of techniques. Capturing the unique poetic and mystical dimensions of Iranian cinema, these essays consider the effects of the Islamic Revolution on cinema's ethical and aesthetic aspects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversiteit Leiden
Number of pages152
ISBN (Electronic)9789400601031
ISBN (Print)9087281692, 9789087281694
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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