Iranian Movies

A Dragon Arrives! movie poster

A Dragon Arrives!

in Iranian Movies

Mixing a fantastic tale with a fake documentary and political commentary, A Dragon Arrives! is an intricate work coming from Iran. Written and directed by Mani Haghighi (Modest Reception), the film centers on a mysterious haunted cemetery where earthquakes occur whenever somebody gets buried. The film opens with detective Babak Hafizi (Amir Jadidi) being interrogated following the assassination of the […]

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Paradise movie poster

Paradise

in Iranian Movies

Following the striking and already cult vampire western A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, here comes another promising debut featuring a young Iranian woman as its center character. Shot guerilla-style in Tehran, Paradise follows Hanieh (Dorna Dibaj), a 25-year old schoolteacher who tries to be transferred to a school closer to her home.  Whether she deals with frustrating bureaucracy, […]

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