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SON OF IRANIAN DIRECTOR KIAROSTAMI IS PUNISHED

June 1, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The son of famed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami is the latest filmmaker to find himself disciplined by his country’s authoritarian regime. Bahman Kiarostami, himself a noted cinematographer, editor, and documentary filmmaker, recently had his passport suspended for a year, the elder Kiarostami told the Los Angeles Times. When he asked why, he was told that […]

IRAN RELEASES JAILED DIRECTOR

May 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Award-winning Iranian film director Jafar Panahi was released on $200,000 bail today (Tuesday) from the Evin prison in Tehran, where he had been held since March on charges of producing an “anti-regime” film. The film was reportedly in early development. Panahi had been named as a judge at the Cannes Film Festival, which ended on […]

IRANIAN DIRECTOR CALLS FOR RELEASE OF FELLOW DIRECTOR

May 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An award-winning Iranian director opened a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival following the screening of his film with a call for the release of a fellow Iranian director, who was jailed for making an “anti-regime” film. Abbas Kiarostami, who won the festival’s top Palme d’Or award in 1997 and whose latest film, Certified […]