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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)