Gain an overview of post-revolutionary Iranian national cinema, which has garnered international popularity and critical acclaim since the late 1980s for being innovative, ethical, and compassionate. Look at the work of contemporary filmmakers such as Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Bahram Beyzaii, and Asghar Farhadi. Discuss the role of censorship and the strong feminist tendencies of many contemporary Iranian films.
Hossein Khosrowjah teaches visual studies, art history, and film studies in the visual studies department of the California College of the Arts. He is also an adjunct in the art and art history department of Saint Mary’s College. His book The Singular Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami is forthcoming.