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.
There’s a psychological separation in the first shot of the film, then at the end there’s a physical separation. The downhill evolving relationship between Nader and Simin told visually. The attention to detail and complexity from Asghar Farhadi is perfect.