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Watch: Trailer For Omnibus 'Words With Gods' With Segments By Guillermo Arriaga, Bahman Ghobadi, Emir Kusturica & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2014 2:47 PM
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Words With Gods
Last summer, you may remember hearing that Guillermo Arriaga, Bahman Ghobadi, Emir Kusturica and Hideo Nakata were teaming up for the religious-themed anthology film “Words With Gods.” Well, a year has nearly passed and the project is now in post-production, with the first trailer dropping today.

Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Bahman Ghobadi & More To Helm Shorts In 'Words Of Gods,' Peter Gabriel Scoring

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 1, 2013 11:36 AM
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Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Bahman Ghobadi Peter Gabriel
The past few years have seen many musicians trying their hand at scoring movies -- Daft Punk, Trent Reznor and Jonny Greenwood, among others -- but it’s a trend that extends past the current crop of critically-acclaimed musician-turned-film-composers. In 1988, Peter Gabriel provided the score for Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the controversial “The Last Temptation Of Christ” -- it was his second score after the little-seen “Birdy” -- and now it looks like the Genesis founding member is going back to the world of religion for his next scoring gig.

Marrakech ‘12 Review: Bahman Ghobadi’s ‘Rhino Season’ Makes Good On Neither The Politics Nor The Poetry Of Its Premise

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 5, 2012 7:00 PM
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Having caused something of a stir with his roughshod, guerilla-style 2009 docudrama about the Iranian underground music scene “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” director Bahman Ghobadi appears to have done a stylistic 180 with his new movie “Rhino Season.” Inspired by the story of a Kurdish poet friend of the director’s, who was believed dead by his family while in fact he was incarcerated in an Iranian prison, the film attempts to marry a degree of political comment and social realism with self-consciously poetic and manipulated imagery. But a smooth filmic blend of these different textures is probably one of the hardest things to achieve and we’re sorry to say that for us, the experiment just didn’t work here; in fact the warring impulses rather undercut each other, leaving us none the wiser as to the real political and social stakes and vaguely irritated by the intrusive aesthetic.

Martin Scorsese Producing Bahman Ghobadi's Next New York-Set Next Film, '60 Seconds Of Us'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 8, 2012 9:41 AM
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While Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi has practiced rather unconventional narratives and aesthetics, starting from his 2000 debut “A Time For Drunken Horses” through to his 2009 look into underground Persian rock, “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” his films have nonetheless remained central to Iran's borders. However, following a fruitful early meeting with Martin Scorsese that led to his latest feature “Rhino Season” finding production and release this year ("presented by" the legendary filmmaker no less), it seems Ghobadi's next project will be even more intertwined.

Monica Bellucci To Star In 'Persian Cats' Director Bahman Ghobadi's Next Pic 'Rhinos Season'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2011 5:12 AM
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Film Will Also Star Famed Iranian Actor Behrouz VossoughiIf you didn't see Bahman Ghobadi's latest effort, "No One Knows About Persian Cats," we definitely urge you to seek it out. It was a wonderful, moving little picture about an indie rock duo who struggle to remain inspired and creative under the strict laws in Tehran. We caught it during its festival run a couple of years ago at the Festival Du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal -- you can check out our review here -- and we're heartened to learn that the director's next effort has landed an international star, and is likely to boost his profile.

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