Surprisingly, low budget independent films were also showing considerable life in the midst of the crisis.Daytime Drinking and Breathless, two debut films shot on tiny budgets, earned critical praise and an encouraging degree of commercial success. Seoul population: 10.2 million Nationwide population: 49.8 million Market share: Korean 48.8%, Imports 51.2% (nationwide) Films released: Korean 118, Imported 243 Total admissions: 157.0 million Number of screens: 2055 Exchange rate (2009): 1279 won/US dollar Average ticket price: 6970 won Exports to other countries: US,122,143 (Japan: 42%) Average budget: 2.3bn won including 0.8bn p&a spend Hyuk-jin (Song Sam-dong), a recent returnee from the military service, is a shy and soft-spoken twenty-something guy.Hong Sang-soo also turned in a new film Like You Know It All, shot for a tiny fraction of his usual budget.All three films would be invited to various sections of Cannes.he year 2009 opened in difficult circumstances, to say the least.With a global financial crisis exacerbating a two-year old crisis in the Korean film industry, expectations for the year were low.In the process of undergoing an experimental surgery that could partially restore his eyesight, blind Danny meets the woman of his dreams, only to find out that she's been promised to another guy.
A related issue is the incessant blows dealt to male identity in a society that is outwardly patriarchal but where men can no longer sustain the normative roles of feeder, provider, and figure of authority.
Sandro’s friend Iva (Archil Kikodze), a former soccer star, works as a women’s coach at Sandro’s high school.
Iva tries to keep up the façade of a self-confident flirt but turns out even more uncomfortable in his personal relationships than his friend.
Actress Sheila Vand on Starring in an Indie Vampire Western and State of Affairs - Vogue (November 20, 2014) A Redesign of Dracula's Cape - NY Times (November 20, 2014) Ana Lily Amirpour Is the Raddest Filmmaker Working Right Now - Indiewire (November 20, 2014) Gael's Hot, But Iranian He's Not: 'Rosewater' and What Triggers Casting Outrage - Indiewire (November 17, 2014) Iran's War Flicks Are a Cultural Battlefield - Medium (November 17, 2014) Interview with Director Giuseppe Tornatore - Hollywood (November 13, 2014) Cinema Italian Style: Premiere of Human Capital - Hollywood (November 13, 2014) AFI FEST: Sophia Loren Tribute - Video (November 12, 2014) AFI FEST: Interview with the Director of Run Philippe Lacôte - Hollywood (November 10, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of Fish & Cat - Hollywood (November 10, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of Faults - Hollywood (November 9, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of Haemoo - Hollywood (November 9, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of Alive - Hollywood (November 9, 2014) AFI FEST: Director Wim Wenders attends the Premiere of The Salt of the Earth - Hollywood (November 9, 2014) AFI FEST: Kristin Slaysman attends the Premiere of Thou Wast Mild and Lovely - Hollywood (November 9, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of What We Do in the Shadows - Hollywood (November 8, 2014) AFI FEST: Actor Viggo Mortensen attends the Premiere of 'Jauja' - Hollywood (November 8, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of Timbuktu - Hollywood (November 8, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of Wild Tales - Hollywood (November 8, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of Reality "Réalité" - Hollywood (November 8, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of Merchants of Doubt - Hollywood (November 8, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of 71 - Hollywood (November 8, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of Heaven Knows What - Hollywood (November 8, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of The Midnight Swim - Hollywood (November 7, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of Red Army - Hollywood (November 7, 2014) AFI FEST: The Premiere of The Tribe - Hollywood (November 7, 2014) Filmmakers Clash as Rouhani's Agenda Leaves Iranians Divided - Bloomberg (October 28, 2014) Iranian filmmakers launch campaign urging nuclear deal - BBC (October 1, 2014) Iran Selects 'Today' for Foreign Language Oscar Consideration - Variety (September 11, 2014) Manuscripts Don't Burn review - Iranian hitmen on a mission to silence - The Guardian (September 11, 2014) Jon Stewart's Iran-interrogation drama creaks at the edges - The Guardian (September 9, 2014) Rakhshan Bani-Etemad wins at Venice film festival - Press TV (September 7, 2014) Iranian film director attacks US sanctions - The Guardian (August 29, 2014) Venice Film Review: 'Tales' - Variety (August 28, 2014) Iranian film director wins Manhae Award - Korea Times (August 12, 2014) Nassim Soleimanpour: 'Why can't an actor just get up and start?
' - The Guardian (August 2, 2014) Iran's Cinema in Search of Global Markets - Asharq Alawsat (July 28, 2014) Closed Curtain: Iran's banned filmmaker won't give up - Salon (July 11, 2014) Iranian Filmmaker Jailed for Five Years for 'Collaborating With the BBC, American Media' - Hollywood Reporter (June 10, 2014) LAFF: The The Gala Screening of The Two Faces of January - LA (June 17, 2014) LAFF: Opening Night Gala of Snowpiercer - LA (June 11, 2014) Variance Films Picks Up North American Rights to Iranian Film 'Closed Curtain' - Hollywood Reporter (June 10, 2014) Iranian backlash over Leila Hatami Cannes kiss - BBC (May 19, 2014) The low-budget biopic riling Iran's president - BBC (May 2, 2014) Actress: In Iran, my counterpart faces prison - CNN (May 2, 2014) TCM Film Festival: Jerry Lewis Hand and Footprint Ceremony - Hollywood (April 12, 2014) TCM Film Festival: Gala Screening of Newly Restored Oklahoma!
Bridge to Iran (Documentaries) News & Features Rebellious Iranian filmmaker wins major prize at Cannes - DW (May 27, 2017) COLCOA French Film Festival: Stéphane Brizé talks bout making of "Une Vie" - A Women's Life - LA (April 27, 2017) COLCOA French Film Festival: Sveva Alviti talks about her role in Dalida - LA (April 24, 2017) COLCOA French Film Festival: Lambert Wilson talks about making of "The Odyssey" - LA (April 24, 2017) COLCOA French Film Festival: Claude Lelouche & Nadia Farès talk about making of "Every one's Life" - LA (April 24, 2017) How the SAS sprung hostages held in London's Iranian embassy - Mirror (April 17, 2017) UW student hopes new Iranian Film Festival will build cultural bridges - Cap Times (April 15, 2017) Italian Film to Be Shot in Iran After 50 Years - Financial Tribune (April 10, 2017) The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood review – Makhmalbaf's essential early film returns - The Guardian (March 2, 2017) New Iranian Movie Portrays Destruction of U. Navy Fleet - The Tower Magazine (March 2, 2017) Iran’s poor attempt to censor Charlize Theron - 9News (March 1, 2017) Tweet and delete: US officials erase their praise for Iranian Oscar winner - Reuters (February 27, 2017) Iranian director sent prominent Iranian-American engineers to accept his Oscar - WP (February 26, 2017) | Video 'The Salesman' nabs Oscar, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi absent from ceremony - ABC News (February 26, 2017) Abbas Kiarostami remembered at Oscars ceremony - The Guardian (February 26, 2017) Asghar Farhadi to Be Represented at Oscars by First Female Space Tourist and Former NASA Scientist - Variety (February 24, 2017) Shohreh Aghdashloo presents the 2017 Jean Renoir Award to the son of Abbas Kiarostami - WGA West (February 20, 2017) '76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami' review: Doc delves into Iranian filmmaker's methods - Chicago Tribune (February 16, 2017) Marjane Satrapi To Helm ‘Radioactive’ Marie Curie Story For Working Title & Studiocanal - Deadline Hollywood (February 16, 2017) Iranian Oscar contender to screen in Trafalgar Square before ceremony - BBC (February 14, 2017) ‘A Man Called Ove’s Iranian-Swedish Star Bahar Pars In Oscar Attendance Limbo - Deadline Hollywood (February 1, 2017) Oscars chiefs dismayed by US entry ban - BBC (January 29, 2017) Star of Iranian Film Says She Will Boycott Oscars Over Trump’s Visa Ban - NY Times (January 26, 2017) “The Salesman” nominated for Oscar - Tehran Times (January 24, 2017) Abbas Kiarostami Honored by Writers Guild of America West - Variety (January 23, 2017) Retribution and Magical Realism Headline Saturday Night at the Iranian Film Festival - Houston Press (January 12, 2017) Oscars 2017: Germany and Iran among foreign film contenders - BBC (December 16, 2016) Farhadi’s “The Salesman” receives nomination at Golden Globe Awards - Tehran Times (December 13, 2016) Marrakech Film Festival Remembers Iranian Master Abbas Kiarostami - Variety (December 4, 2016) Iranian film 'Daughter' bags Golden Peacock at IFFI 2016 - The Hindu (November 28, 2016) Starless Dreams review – brilliant but painful story of girls in Iran's detention system - The Guardian (November 24, 2016) Iranian filmmaker jailed for a year over graffiti documentary - DW (November 24, 2016) Islamic cinema is booming. - The Economist (November 21, 2016) Iranian’s debut wins best film award at KIFF - The Hindu (November 19, 2016) AFI FEST: Isabelle Huppert Tribute - Hollywood (November 13, 2016) AFI FEST: The Premiere of 'Elle' - Hollywood (November 13, 2016) AFI FEST: The Premiere of 'It's Only The End of the World' - Hollywood (November 12, 2016) AFI FEST: The Premiere of Live Cargo - Hollywood (November 11, 2016) Interview with German-Iranian actress Lara Heller - PT (November 1, 2016) Paris' Pompidou Centre celebrates Iranian filmmaker Panahi - RFI (October 26, 2016) Sonita review – a refugee's dreams of superstardom - The Guardian (October 20, 2016) Film Review: ‘Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming’ - Variety (October 16, 2016) How an Iranian film has become a Brit Oscar contender - BBC (October 14, 2016) Bahar Pars talks about making of 'A Man Called Ove' - LA (September 30, 2016) Under the Shadow: feminist Iranian film is one of the best horrors of the year - The Conversation (September 30, 2016) Under the Shadow review – supremely scary horror from Iran - The Guardian (September 29, 2016) UK submits Farsi-language 'Under The Shadow' for Oscars - Screen Daily (September 21, 2016) Iran Nominates Farhadi's 'The Salesman' for 2017 Oscar - Hollywood Reporter (September 17, 2016) Ana Lily Amirpour wins the Special Jury Prize for "The Bad Batch" at the Venice Film Festival - BBC Persian (September 11, 2016) Venice 2016 Review: THE BAD BATCH Proves Ana Lily Amirpour Deserves All the Awards - Screen Anarchy (September 6, 2016) Amir Naderi honored at Venice Film Festival - Tehran Times (September 6, 2016) U.
S.-based Iranian Auteur Amir Naderi to Shoot ‘Mountain’ in Italy - Variety (September 5, 2016) NRFF Interviews Javid Rezai (September 2016) ABC Buys Iranian-American Family Comedy From Andrew Reich & Reza Aslan - Deadline (August 31, 2016) If Hollywood made an Iranian anti-US revenge fantasy - BBC (August 25, 2016) The 21st Century's 100 greatest films - BBC (August 23, 2016) The Night Of’s Payman Maadi on Middle Eastern Stereotypes in Hollywood and Getting Past the Censors in Iran - Vulture (August 22, 2016) 'Banned' Mohsen Makhmalbaf film to open Venice Classics - Screen Daily (August 19, 2016) Iran's Amir Naderi to receive Venice Film Festival honour - Screen Daily (August 18, 2016) Anne Frank film shot during 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict secretly screened in Iran - The Guardian (August 18, 2016) In Johannesburg, Shirin Neshat’s New Videos Conjure the Power of Dreams - Artsy (August 9, 2016) "Raving Iran" - a film documentary - Qantara (August 8, 2016) This Iranian-Born Actress Is Changing the Acting World - Time Magazine (August 8, 2016) Dia Mirza's Indo-Iranian film to release in October - Times of India (July 21, 2016) Abbas Kiarostami’s long shadow - The Economist (July 18, 2016) Iranian Film festival to mark 60 years of India-Iran cultural ties - Hindustan Times (July 16, 2016) The filming of Rumi - Qantara (July 13, 2016) Iran Bid Farewell to Late Filmmaker Kiarostami - CHN (July 9, 2016) Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami brought Iranian cinema to the West - CS Monitor (July 5, 2016) The Iranian Master Abbas Kiarostami Turned the Cinema Into a Mesmerizing Meditation - Variety (July 5, 2016) Abbas Kiarostami, award-winning Iranian film director, dies - BBC (July 4, 2016) Abbas Kiarsotami among new members of Academy - Tehran Times (July 1, 2016) Iranian film Daughter gets Grand Prix at Moscow film festival - TASS (July 1, 2016) Mirkarimi's 'Daughter' Highly Welcomed in Moscow - CHN (June 28, 2016) 'The Music of Strangers' shows how musicmaking can be salvation - CS Monitor (June 17, 2016) Leonardo Di Caprio may play Persian poet Rumi in upcoming biopic. - WP (June 9, 2016) Review: ‘The Music of Strangers,’ on Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble - NY Times (June 9, 2016) | Trailer LAFF: The Premiere of "A Hundred Streets" - Culver City (June 8, 2016) LAFF: The Premiere of "Equity" - Culver City (June 8, 2016) LAFF: The Premiere of "Kicks" - Culver City (June 8, 2016) LAFF: The Premiere of "So B.
When his brother Larry (Eddie Kaye Thomas) discovers Danny is a virgin, he makes every effort to lift that burden from him.
Although a series of dates goes very wrong in a number of ways, Danny eventually meets a nurse (Anjali Jay), who agrees to go out with him, although her Indian family may prove a greater hindrance to their happiness than his medical condition.
- The Guardian (September 18, 2015) The Messenger of God film by Majid Majidi - Press TV Video (August 27, 2015) 14 Films That Have Been Banned in Iran Since 2007 - Global Voices (August 21, 2015) Spotlight on Iran's film industry - BBC Video (August 20, 2015) Middle Eastern 'gunmen' sweep through the streets of London as actors recreate the Iranian Embassy siege for new film 6 Days - Daily Mail (August 9, 2015) Locarno: Iranian Team Behind 'Paradise' Talks 'Violence in Daily Life' - Variety (August 6, 2015) Zurich Film Festival to spotlight Iran - Screen Daily (July 29, 2015) Morgan Freeman and Jack Black back Iran nuclear deal for fear of becoming 'super dead' - The Guardian (July 29, 2015) Iran, and Then I Biked - Source Weekly (July 15, 2015) LAFF: The premiere of Seoul Searching - LA (June 17, 2015) LAFF: Interview with Negin Farsad on the making of 3rd Street Blackout - LA (June 15, 2015) LAFF: The premiere of In her Place - LA (June 15, 2015) LAFF: The premiere of Aram, Aram - LA (June 14, 2015) LAFF: Atomic Heart - LA (June 13, 2015) Al Pacino's Producer on Iran Nuclear Deal's Possible Effect on Film Industry - Variety (June 1, 2015) From Cannes: "Nahid" a Powerful Representation of Iranian Society - Harvard Crimson (May 20, 2015) The skateboarding Iranian vampire diaries - The Guardian (May 7, 2015) "About Elly": A masterful thriller - and a portrait of Iran's conflicted middle class - Salon (April 8, 2015) Iran Seeking To Attract More International Movies And Film Execs With Reconfigured Fajr Film Fest - Variety (April 7, 2015) TCM Film Festival: Conversation with Sophia Loren - Hollywood (March 29, 2015) TCM Film Festival: Conversation with Shirley Mac Laine - Hollywood (March 29, 2015) TCM Film Festival: Christopher Plummer Tribute - Hollywood (March 27, 2015) TCM Press Conference - Hollywood (March 25, 2015) Rocking the casbah: the gig of a lifetime that put Iranian women back on stage - The Guardian (March 16, 2015) Iranian film retrospective highlights difficulty in producing art under a religious regime - National Post (March 5, 2015) Film Review: 'Atom Heart Mother' - Variety (March 4, 2015) Sean Penn's green card gag falls flat, but was it just a joke between friends?
- The Guardian (February 22, 2015) The 7 Biggest Surprises of the 2015 Spirit Awards - Indiewire (February 21, 2015) Cars, drugs and virginity tests dominate Iranian film festival - TB (February 19, 2015) Iran Leader Criticizes American Sniper - Time Magazine (February 17, 2015) After 'Taxi' Wins Berlin Golden Bear, Jafar Panahi Asks For His Film To Be Shown In Iran - Variety (February 16, 2015) Boost for Iranian cinema at film festivals - BBC (February 15, 2015) Berlin Film Festival: Panahi's Taxi wins Golden Bear - BBC Video (February 15, 2015) Iranian film 'Taxi' wins Golden Bear at Berlin International Film Festival - DW (February 14, 2015) | Video Natural Selection - New Yorker (February 12, 2015) Berlin Review: Jafar Panahi's 'Taxi' is a Unique Cinematic Masterpiece - Indiewire (February 6, 2015) Taxi - a ridealong career selfie from banned director Jafar Panahi - The Guardian (February 6, 2015) Berlin Film Review: 'Taxi' - Variety (February 6, 2015) Iran's most expensive film is about the prophet Muhammad, but he won't get screen time - WP (January 30, 2015) Iranian film on prophet Muhammad set for premiere - The Guardian (January 30, 2015) Banned Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi: 'The necessity to create becomes even more of an urge' - The Guardian (January 27, 2015) Iranian-American Filmmaker Breaks Out Of Boxes, Into The Box Office - NPR (January 17, 2015) Review 'Appropriate Behavior' an uneven but fun dating adventure - LA Times (January 16, 2015) Majidi on His Film Prophet Muhammad (S) - CHN (January 10, 2015) A rebel for Iranian cinema - Prague Post (January 9, 2015) Annapurna, Vice Board Ana Lily Amirpour's Dystopian Love Story 'Bad Batch' - Deadline (January 6, 2015) The Guardian's top 50 films of the demi-decade - The Guardian (January 5, 2015) Rebel-rousing Iranian cinema - Prague Post (January 1, 2015) Who's That Girl?