Conflict and Development in Iranian Film

Edited by A. A. Seyed-Gohrab and Kamran Talattof

Edited by A. A. Seyed-Gohrab and Kamran Talattof

Distributed for Leiden University Press

154 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $59.50 ISBN: 9789087281694 Published August 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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. 
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