Iranian cinema http://wamc.org en Rob Edelman: New Iranian Cinema, Part 2 http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-new-iranian-cinema-part-2 <p>CLOSED CURTAIN, a pointed, highly political allegory scripted and co-directed by Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, is momentarily set for theatrical release here in the U.S. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Rob Edelman 93762 at http://wamc.org Rob Edelman: Panahi http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-panahi <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A SEPARATION was one of the top films of 2011. In fact, it deservedly earned the Best Foreign Film Academy Award.&nbsp;I mention it now because its country of origin is Iran and,&nbsp;over a year ago, prior to the Oscar ceremony, I put forth a question: Should&nbsp;the current, seemingly endless </span>hullaballoo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> surrounding Iran in any way impact on one’s view of this film-- or, if you are an Oscar voter, impact on your decision to vote or not vote for A SEPARATION?</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Rob Edelman 60611 at http://wamc.org