Cinemas of the Other

A Personal Journey with Film-makers from the Middle East and Central Asia

Gönül Dönmez-Colin

Gönül Dönmez-Colin

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

200 pages | 6-3/4 x 9
Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9781841501437 Published April 2006
An original collection of recent interviews with filmmakers whose works represent the trends in the film industries of their respective countries. Preceding the interviews, the author provides an introduction delineating historical information regarding the film industries of the countries included in the book.

Each interview comprises of stills from important films discussed and a bio/filmography of the artist. In addition to creative concerns, the focal point of the interviews is to position the filmmaker within the social or political context of their respective country. The striking variety in approaches towards each interview creates a rich diversity of tone and an overwhelming impression of animation within the text. Cinemas of the Other offers a carefully researched and detailed first-hand account on the developments and trends in specific regional film industries.
Contents
Introduction
 
Part One: The Middle East
Iran
Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
The Hidden Half
Bahram Beyza’i
The Other Side of the Story
Abolfazl Jalili
Treading the Thin Line: Fiction as Documentary
Mahmud Kalari
Valuable Lessons of Camera
Abbas Kiarostami
Life and Nothing But…
Reality Without Interruption
Majid Majidi
Refugees in Love and Life
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Portrait of the Revolutionary as an Artist: Take One/ Take Two
Dariush Mehrjui
From Social Realism to Dramas of the Interior
Tahmineh Milani
The Real Identity of Women
Jafar Panahi
A Place of their Own
Turkey
Erden Kiral
Exile’s Return
Ali Özgentürk
Filmmaker in Times of Strife: A Journey into Self
Tayfun Pirselimoglu
New Voices Raising Old Concerns
Yesim Ustaoglu
Taboos Can Also Be Broken
Atif Yilmaz
Whose is the Gaze?
 
Part Two: Central Asia
Kazakhstan
Ardak Amirkulov and Ermek Shinarbaev
Being Young in Almaty
Serik Aprimov
The Last Stop is Aksuat
Rachid Nugmanov
The Wild East, Rockers, Bikers and a New Life
Kyrgyzstan
Chingiz Aitmatov
The Equivocal Marriage of Literature and Cinema
Aktan Abdikalikov
The Most Successful Kyrgyz Filmmaker
Ernest Abdizhaparov
Minimalist World
Gennady Bazarov
A Culture to Share with the Young
Tolomush Okeev
Searching for Lost Identity
 
Tajikistan
Tachir Mukharovich Sabirov
More than a Generation Gap
 
Turkmenistan
Halmammet Kakabaev
Human Values in a World in Transition
 
Uzbekistan
Zulfikar Mussakov
Comedy in the Absence of Hope and Laughter
Yusuf Razikov
Unfair Battle of the Sexes
 
 
Filmography
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