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English Verso On Abbas Kiarostam Transcending Cinema: Kiarostami’s Approach to Filmmaking Maryam Ghorbankarimi Trajectory of Smooth Female Spaces within the Striated Masculine in Kiarostami’s Ten Pouneh Saeedi Waves of Stasis: Photographic Tendency and Cinematic Kindness in Kiarostami’s Five (Dedicated to Ozu) Donna Honarpisheh Kiarostami and Love on the Iranian Screen Proshot Kalami On the Borders […]

Waves of Stasis: Photographic Tendency and a Cinema of Kindness in Kiarostami’s Five (Dedicated to Ozu)

Abbas Kiarostami has often been described as a ciné-poet, an artist who moves between the visual and the lyrical to create a cinematic experience that moves away from “understanding” and dwells in the abstracted space of poetic reflection. His visual poetry is very much linked to a slowness, and often a stillness, that gives time […]

Kiarostami and Love on the Iranian Screen

“The thinking of love, so ancient, so abundant, and diverse in its forms and in its modulation, asks for an extreme reticence as soon as it is solicited.” Jean-Luc Nancy, “Shattered Love,” The Inoperative Community   “For me the beauty of art resides in the reactions that it causes.” Abbas Kiarostami, “Statement on Ten 10,” […]

On the Borders of Documentary and Fiction in Kiarostami’s Homework and Close-Up

Persheng Sadegh-Vaziri teaches at Penn State Harrisburg’s department of Communications. Her current research is focused on documentary films and Iranian filmmakers. She has worked as a documentary filmmaker and producer on films focusing on Iran and Iraq, which were produced for KCET/Link TV, the National Geographic’s All Roads Project, Deep Dish TV, and independently. Her […]

An Approach to Humour in Persian Literature

  Homa Katouzian is the Iran Heritage Foundation Research Fellow, St Antony’s College, and Member, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. He is editor, International Journal of Persian Literature and co-editor, the AIS-Routledge book series in Iranian studies. In the eleven hundred years of literature in Persian, humour has been quite visible and has […]

Transition from Orient to the Third World: Sketch of a Phenomenological Study of a Historical Fall

  Daryoush Ashouri  ­­­­­has studied at the Faculty of Law, Political Science, and Economics of the University of Tehran. He has worked extensively as author, essayist, translator, encyclopedist, and lexicologist. His main concern is with cultural and linguistic matters of his motherland as a Third World country encountering modernity. He is author, compiler, and translator […]