Ten Iranian Films You Must See

By Rend, Co-Editor

Translated from Farsi by Alma, Co-Editor  

A little while ago, when Majid Majidi’s film Baran (‘rain’) was selected by Screen publications as the best Iranian film, I asked myself who chose these films. It must have been who hadn’t seen a large enough amount of good Iranian movies.

Seeing as the artwork of a country is an important part of its culture, I delegated myself as an amateur knower of films and as a native Iranian and prepared for you a list of the works of Iranian directors that shine in our name, that I strongly suggest you find a way to watch.

Note: These films are, for the most part, available with English subtitles on Youtube. 

1) A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)

2) About Elly (Asghar Farhadi)

3) Children of Heaven (Majid Majidi)

4) Le Passé (Asghar Farhadi)

5) Beautiful City (Asghar Farhadi)

6) The Lizard (Kamal Tabrizi)

7) Low Heights (Ebrahim Hatamikia)

8) Glass Agency (Ebrahim Hatamikia)

9) Fireworks Wednesday (Asghar Farhadi)

10) Downpour (Bahram Beyzaie)


Quick Crew are one of the best in the game. A lot of people can dance but not everyone’s got style and originality like this crew.


Swim Good | Frank Ocean Cover - Ebrahim

LB Doug - TV DINNER 001

Track List 

Armani White - Call Out My Name
Ebrahim - IHeartBobby
Imagined Herbal Flows - Clouds
IAMNOBODI - Rain/Coulds
IAMNOBODI - One For My Kids
Bryson Tiller - Don’t (esta remix)
Bryson Tiller - Sorry Not Sorry (esta remix)
Singularis - Tar Baby
KR - Play My Shit
Evil Needle - Fresh
IAMNOBODi - Life In Pictures
Slvey - Pillow Talk
IAMNOBODI - Elevated
Evil Needle - Gleam
Evil Needle - Mood Music
Evil Needle & Slvey - Baby
Frank Ocean - Pyramids
INOJ - I Want To Be Your Lady
Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody
Jay-Z - Big Pimpin

I'll Be Alright
  • I'll Be Alright
  • Slakah the Beatchild (ft Ebrahim)
  • Soul Movement Vol I

*TOTD* | Slakah The Beatchild - Be Alright (ft Ebrahim) - Soul Movement Vol I

I first came across Slakah The Beatchild on a track called “Between Us” by producer Häzel, which features fellow Canadian Drake and Slak, a track I have previously posted. The track is an absolute banger and left me wondering who the heck this guy was. 

Well, having stumbled across two of his mixtapes  - “Something Forever” and “Soul Movement Vol I” - where today’s track of the day comes from. “Be Alright” was written by Slakah’s countryman Ebrahim (look out for a post on him) and also appears on his EP “Goldrush”. 

Gotta love the guitars on the track and it’s general feel-good vibe. If you like anything along the lines of the stuff we usually post up on here, then you should definitely appreciate this. Endorsed by the multi-platinum selling Drake (but far less commercial), Slakah’s mixtapes are certainly worth checking out.

♫"Baby, baby, baby…I don’t need you in my life. I’m doing all the right things…I’m gonna be alright" ♫

*bops head*

Enjoy :)

~Ri~ x