Persian Film also known as Film Farsi (Persian: فیلمفارسی) is the genre of movies produced normally in the cinema of Iran before the Iranian revolution of 1979. The major focus for Iranian films were thrillers, melodrama, music, and introducing unrealistic heroes. Many people refer to it as the Iranian version of Bollywood. This kind of filmmaking was suppressed after revolution by more strict laws on relations between men and women. The suppression of the Persian Film encouraged the Iranian New Wave of modern films in Iranian cinema.
A Time for Drunken Horses (Sorani Kurdish: کاتێک بۆ مەستیی ئەسپەکان, Persian: زمانی برای مستی اسبها, Zamani barayé masti asbha, Kurdish: Demek jibo hespên serxweş) is a 2000 Iranian (Kurdish/Persian) film directed by Bahman Ghobadi and produced in Iran. It was a co-winner of the Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.Acid Western
Acid Western is a subgenre of the Western film that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s that combines the metaphorical ambitions of critically acclaimed Westerns, such as Shane and The Searchers, with the excesses of the Spaghetti Westerns and the outlook of the counterculture of the 1960s. Acid Westerns subvert many of the conventions of earlier Westerns to "conjure up a crazed version of autodestructive white America at its most solipsistic, hankering after its own lost origins".Aida Mohammadkhani
Aida Mohammadkhani (Persian: آیدا محمدخانی, born June 2, 1987) is an Iranian actress working in Persian film. She is best known for her portrayal of an innocent child who lost her money on the way to buy goldfish from the market, in the film The White Balloon (1995) directed by Jafar Panahi.Al-Muqanna
Hashim (Arabic/Persian: هاشم), better known as al-Muqanna‘ (Arabic: المقنع "The Veiled", died ca. 783.) was a Persian who claimed to be a prophet, and founded a religion which was a mixture of Zoroastrianism and Islam. He was a chemist, and one of his experiments caused an explosion in which a part of his face was burnt. For the rest of his life he used a veil and thus was known as "Hashemi" ("The Veiled One"). Said Nafisi and Arian-Pour have written about him in the "Khorrām-Dīnān" armies.Forouzan
Forouzan (Persian: فروزان; 9 August 1937 – 24 January 2016) was an Iranian actress, producer, and dubbing artist.
She started her cinematic career as a voice-over actress. In 1964 she starred in Siamak Yasemi's Sāhele Entezār, but it was Ganje Qārun, another film by Yasemi, that made her very famous. She co-starred in this film with Fardin. After Ganj-e Qarun Fardin and Forouzan made a golden cinematic couple and co-starred in some of the highest-grossing films of the era, known as Persian Films or Film Farsi (in Persian: فیلم فارسی). Persian Film was the popular genre of movies produced in Iran before the Iranian revolution of 1979.List of apocalyptic films
This is a list of apocalyptic feature-length films. All films within this list feature either the end of the world, a prelude to such an end (such as a world taken over by a viral infection), and/or a post-apocalyptic setting.Marooned in Iraq
Marooned in Iraq (Persian: گمگشتگی در عراق/Gomgashtei dar Aragh, and also known as Songs of My Motherland Persian: آوازهای سرزمین مادریام) is a 2002 Iranian (Kurdish/Persian) film directed by Bahman Ghobadi and produced in Iran. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.Meat pie Western
Meat pie Western, also known as Australian Western or kangaroo Western, is a broad genre of Western-style films or TV series set in the Australian outback or "the bush". Films about bushrangers (sometimes called bushranger films) are included in this genre. Some films categorised as meat-pie or Australian Westerns also fulfil the criteria for other genres, such as drama, revisionist Western, crime or thriller.
The term "meat pie Western" is a play on the term Spaghetti Western, used for Italian-made Westerns, relating in both cases to foods are regarded as national dishes.Messiah
In Abrahamic religions, a messiah or messias (Hebrew: מָשִׁיחַ, romanized: māšîaḥ; Greek: μεσσίας, romanized: messías, Arabic: مسيح, romanized: masîḥ) is a saviour or liberator of a group of people.
The concepts of moshiach, messianism, and of a Messianic Age originated in Judaism, and in the Hebrew Bible; a moshiach (messiah) is a king or High Priest traditionally anointed with holy anointing oil. Messiahs were not exclusively Jewish: the Book of Isaiah refers to Cyrus the Great, king of the Achaemenid Empire, as a messiah for his decree to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple.
Ha mashiach (המשיח, 'the Messiah', 'the anointed one'), often referred to as melekh mashiach (מלך המשיח 'King Messiah'), is to be a human leader, physically descended from the paternal Davidic line through King David and King Solomon. He is thought to accomplish predetermined things in only one future arrival, including the unification of the tribes of Israel, the gathering of all Jews to Eretz Israel, the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, the ushering in of a Messianic Age of global universal peace, and the annunciation of the world to come.In Christianity, the Messiah is called the Christ, from Greek: χριστός, romanized: khristós, translating the Hebrew word of the same meaning. The concept of the Messiah in Christianity originated from the Messiah in Judaism. However, unlike the concept of the Messiah in Judaism, the Messiah in Christianity is the Son of God. Christ became the accepted Christian designation and title of Jesus of Nazareth, because Christians believe that the messianic prophecies in the Old Testament were fulfilled in his mission, death, and resurrection. These specifically include the prophecies of him being descended from the Davidic line, and being declared King of the Jews which happened on the day of his crucifixion.
They believe that Christ will fulfill the rest of the messianic prophecies, specifically that he will usher in a Messianic Age and the world to come at his Second Coming.
In Islam, Jesus was a prophet and the Masîḥ (مسيح), the Messiah sent to the Israelites, and he will return to Earth at the end of times, along with the Mahdi, and defeat al-Masih ad-Dajjal, the false Messiah.
In Ahmadiyya theology, these prophecies concerning the Mahdi and the second coming of Jesus have been fulfilled in Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835–1908), the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, and the terms 'Messiah' and 'Mahdi' are synonyms for one and the same person.In Chabad messianism, Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (r. 1920–1950), sixth Rebbe (spiritual leader) of Chabad Lubavitch, and Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902–1994), seventh Rebbe of Chabad, are Messiah claimants. Resembling early Christianity, the deceased Schneerson is believed to be the Messiah among some adherents of the Chabad movement; his second coming is believed to be imminent.Mirza Ebrahim Khan Akkas Bashi
Mirza Ebrahim Khan Rahmani (Akkas Bashi) (1874–1915) was the royal photographer of Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, the king of Persia. He brought photography to Persia. He later changed his last name to Mossavar-Rahmani.
The first Persian film maker was Mirza Ebrahim Khan Akkas Bashi, the official photographer of the Shah at that time, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar. In July 1900, while he visited the Paris Exposition and saw the giant Lumière film exhibit, he recorded in his journal: "They erected a very large screen in the centre of the hall, turned off all electric lights and projected the picture of cinematograph on that large screen. Muzaffar Al-din Shah instructed Akkas Bashi to purchase all kinds of it and to bring it to Tehran so that he can make some there". Court photographer Akkas Bashi duly purchased the necessary equipment for the taking and projecting of film, and just one month later he was taking his first films, of the Festival of Flowers in Belgium, on the Shah's visit there. On the Shah's return to Tehran the films were shown to his inner circle of family, ministers and court servants.Nahang-e Anbar
Nahang-e Anbar (Sperm Whale) is a Persian movie directed by Saman Moghadam, written by Mani Baghbani, with lead roles played by Reza Attaran and Mahnaz Afshar. It was selected as the second best Persian film of 1394 (March 2015 - March 2016) according to the website salamcinema.ir . The movie centers around Arzhang who wants to marry his lifelong sweetheart, Rouya, but Rouya moves with her family to America. Arzhang is unable to follow her because he gets sent to the military to serve in the Iran-Iraq war after a botched attempt to leave the country on a fake passport. Arzhang's and Rouya's paths cross again years later after they both divorce their first spouses. However, Rouya's sudden attraction and subsequent marriage to a dentist prevents Arzhang from marrying Rouya. At the end of the movie, Arzhang saves Rouya from continuing her violent marriage to the dentist and Rouya is left with the choice of either staying in Iran with Arzhang or returning to the United States.Opera film
An opera film is a recording of an opera on film.Parviz Kimiavi
Parviz Kimiavi (Persian: پرويز کيمياوی; born 1939, Tehran) is an Iranian (Persian) film director, screenwriter, editor and one of the most prominent figures of Persian cinema of the 20th century.
Kimiavi studied photography and film at l'École Louis Lumière (Louis Lumiere School of Cinematography) and IDHEC. His works gained critical success and won several prizes in important international events such as Berlin and Cannes.Romanian New Wave
The Romanian New Wave (Romanian: Noul val românesc) is a genre of realist and often minimalist films made in Romania since the mid-aughts, starting with two award-winning shorts by two Romanian directors, namely Cristi Puiu's Cigarettes and Coffee, which won the Short Film Golden Bear at the 2004 Berlin International Film Festival, and Cătălin Mitulescu's Trafic, which won the Short Film Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival later that same year.Sheed Film Festival
Sheed Persian Film Festival is held annually by Sheed Film company in Dallas, Texas.
The first Sheed Festival was held in 2016 on May 27 through 30th with the purpose of introducing the great talents in Iranian contemporary cinema, as well as Persian-speaking artists around the world. Nine Iranian films participated in the festival. The second round of the festival was held in November 2017 in the memory of Abbas Kiarostami.The Apple (1998 film)
The Apple (Persian: سیب, translit. Sib) is the 1998 directorial debut by Samira Makhmalbaf, daughter of Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The film is based on a true story and features the real people that actually lived it. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.The Last Word (2009 film)
The Last Word (Persian: حرف آخر) is a 2009 Iranian Film Directed And produced By Hossein Shahabi .
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