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At Cannes, "Respectable Family" Indicts Iranian Society, Corruption

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • May 23, 2012 11:26 AM
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"A Respectable Family," a new Iranian film which premiered in Cannes' Directors Fortnight section this week, won't do much to calm the strident anti-artist backlash in the country, which has put acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi under arrest indefinitely, and censored, harrassed and imprisoned countless others. Directed by Massoud Bakhshi (who made the much-admired personal documentary "Tehran Has No More Pomegranates"), the film tells the story of a young man, Arash, who, after more than two decades in Paris, returns to Iran where he becomes embroiled in the dark secrets of his family's past and Iranian society.

This Weekend's Must-See: The Fading Traditions of "Silent Souls"

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • September 16, 2011 1:08 AM
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Buenos Aires Film Industry Delivers Fuck You to Hollywood

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • September 2, 2011 4:47 AM
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  • 6 Comments
Buenos Aires Film Industry Delivers Fuck You to Hollywood

Top Ten Politically Effective Films: #3

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • September 2, 2011 1:36 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Top Ten Politically Effective Films: #3

Banned Chinese Filmmakers Persevere; "Suzhou River"'s Lou Ye Premieres Latest at Venice

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • September 1, 2011 1:42 AM
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Who is Luc Besson's "Lady"? And can new film affect Myanmar's politics?

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • August 27, 2011 7:44 AM
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Foreign Language Films Are Dead; Long Live Foreign Language Films

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • August 25, 2011 1:39 AM
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"The Clay Bird" Director Tareque Masud Killed

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • August 18, 2011 1:35 AM
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What will happen when Arnold Schwarzenegger meets Korean Iconoclast Kim Jee-woon

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • July 13, 2011 8:18 AM
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On Cannes Eve, What's the State of Foreign Films in the U.S.?

  • By Anthony Kaufman
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  • May 11, 2011 2:33 AM
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