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IFFR 2020

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


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


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

Review: Tunisia’s “Un Fils” Spotlights A Marriage and Country In Crisis


Director Mehdi Barsaoui's "Un Fils" ("A Son") explores gender dynamics, healthcare, and a crumbling family in the wake of Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution.


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