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Review: “Son-Mother” Dismantles A Family Unit In Mahnaz Mohammadi’s Heartbreaking Debut

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Iranian women's rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi's debut feature "Son-Mother" offers a personal take on prejudice and patriarchy.

Review: Saeed Roustaee’s “Just 6.5” Brutally Depicts Iran’s Drug Crisis

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Iranian director Saeed Roustaee's second feature "Just 6.5" exposes the shocking truth of Iran's deepening drug problem.

Review: “Filmfarsi” Reveals A Hidden Side to Iranian History Through Exploitation Cinema

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Recovered from forbidden VHS footage, this enlightening film essay provides us with a look at Iranian history through a very different lens.

 
 
 

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