a conversation by
Victor Morton and Tina Hassannia
Filmmakers like Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi and Asghar Farhadi are well-know to cinephiles and critics around the world, but these three figures are only the most visible in Iranian cinema. Who else should we be paying attention to and why? All month long, our contributors will be looking at exactly those questions, among others.
Kicking off the conversation is Victor Morton, a Scottish-American cinephile who's been described as "the only hardline Catholic moralist who loved (or saw) Irreversible." You can read more of Victor's writing at his blog, Rightwing Film Geek.
Responding to Victor is Tina Hassannia, a freelance writer and film critic in Toronto. Tina has written for Slant , Reverse Shot, Keyframe, Little White Lies, Maisonneuve and Grolsch Film Work. She is currently planning to launch a podcast on Iranian cinema, which will debut in 2014.
Look for Victor's opening post in the next few days
Photo credit: Janus Films