Films by Country




Maryam Keshavarz

“The world of sex, drugs, and underground nightclubs in Iran provides the backdrop for Maryam Keshavarz’s lusty, dreamy take on the passionate teenagers behind the hijabs.” — San Francisco Bay Guardian


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Mohammad Rasoulof

A pregnant Tehran lawyer seeks a clandestine exit visa for herself in this suspenseful, chilling depiction of fundamentalist repression directed by Iranian political prisoner Mohammad Rasoulof (White Meadows).

A Separation

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Asghar Farhadi

A secular middle-class family is accused of a crime by an impoverished religious one in this gripping thriller that also provides an exceptionally revealing picture of life in Iran. “Alarming and compelling.” — The Observer