The contributors to this timely volume explore the philosophical underpinnings and cinematic techniques characteristic of contemporary Iranian film. Collectively, they demonstrate how the pervasive themes of Iranian cinema-such as martyrdom and war, traditional gender roles and their recent subversion, as well as broader social policy issues-have been addressed and how various directors, including the acclaimed Abbas Kiarostami, have approached them using a variety of techniques. Capturing the unique poetic and mystical dimensions of Iranian cinema, these essays consider the effects of the Islamic Revolution on cinema's ethical and aesthetic aspects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||152|
|ISBN (Print)||9087281692, 9789087281694|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)