Celluloid Dreams The Directors Label

   

One of the most influential filmmakers in the Iranian new wave, Jafar Panahi has won awards for all of his films including the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Panahi’s work has almost come to define the particular aesthetic of Iranian cinema with his ‘neo realist’ approach. It is his unique and masterful balance of combining a profound sympathy for his characters filmed in an unsentimental, realistic fashion with subtle, often humorous critiques of modern Iranian society that makes his work so powerful and at the same time utterly humanitarian. This blurring of boundaries gives rise to often gritty but emotional works that touch on universal themes that speak to all.

THE WHITE BALLOON
THE MIRROR
THE CIRCLE
CRIMSON GOLD
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