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The Chair by Mohsen Makhmalbaf in Clermont-Ferrand

The short film The Chair directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, shot in India was selected for a showing in the opening of Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in France.
This film is 35mm and 8 minutes long and it was shot in India. It is one of Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s recent two films that has...

Post date: Sunday, 1 January, 2006 - 00:00

New Documentary about the Makhmalbaf Family

Vera Chekhov, Anton Chekhov’s niece has finished a documentary about the Makhmalbaf family by the name of Hello Cinema for German television.
Unable to receive permit to enter Iran for the making of this film the documentary filmmaker made her film in Paris and Berlin.


Post date: Sunday, 25 December, 2005 - 00:00

Marziyeh Meshkiny in Festival of Women world

The fifth International Festival of Women world was held in Tuebingen of Germany November 17-23 and the motion pictures Stray Dogs directed by Marziyeh Meshkiny and Kandahar by Mohsen Makhmalbaf were shown in the festival. Marziyeh Meshkiny and Mohsen Makhmalbaf both attended this...

Post date: Thursday, 24 November, 2005 - 00:00

Mohsen Makhmalbaf to teach a cinema course in Italy

Asia Teck Film Media Festival which was held November 19-27 in Rome, Italy invited Mohsen Makhmalbaf to teach a course in cinema to students.

Also, the film 'Sex & Philosophy', his latest, was shown in this festival. The new Iranian Cultural Advisor requested the festival...

Post date: Tuesday, 1 November, 2005 - 00:00

SAMIRA, one of the ten who will change the world

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" Samira Makhmalbaf "
by Nicole Mowbray

New Statesman
Monday 17th October 2005

10 people - Nicole Mowbray on a precocious director whose films speak for oppressed women everywhere.

Samira Makhmalbaf has been...

Post date: Monday, 17 October, 2005 - 22:00



"understanding Mohsen Makhmalbaf"


The first Mohsen Makhmalbaf film I saw was 'A Moment of Innocence' and it has stayed with me till today as my favorite film and Mohsen Makhmalbaf has become the film maker I...

Post date: Friday, 14 October, 2005 - 00:00

Trilogy of Afghanistan


The international film distribution company Wild Bunch intends to distribute the feature films Kandahar by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, AT Five in the Afternoon by Samira Makhmalbaf and Stray Dogs by Marziyeh Meshkiny entitled as the Trilogy of Afghanistan through Arte Television and also as a DVD...

Post date: Sunday, 9 October, 2005 - 00:00

Sex & Philosophy in 20 theaters throughout South Korea

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Starting November 2005 the film Sex & Philosophy by Mohsen Makhmalbaf will be shown in 20 theaters in Korea in various cities including Seoul and Pusan by Eureka Pictures Company. This is the first widespread screening of an Iranian film in Korea. Mohsen Makhmalbaf has traveled to...

Post date: Thursday, 6 October, 2005 - 00:00

“Sex & Philosophy” was admitted in Oscars

Sex & Philosophy directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf in Tajikistan was introduced by renowned Tajik artists as the best Tajik film to attend the Best Foreign Film category in Oscars.

Sex & Philosophy is Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s second film in Tajikistan after Silence, its entire...

Post date: Tuesday, 4 October, 2005 - 00:00

‘Sex and Philosophy’ in London, Tokyo, Korea, Kazakistan and...

‘Sex and philosophy’, Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s 17th feature film that was made in Tajikistan, after attending the Montréal Film Festival went to Kazakhstan’s Europe/Asia festival as well as Tokyo Filmex, Pusan in Korea, London and Rio de Janeiro film festivals.

Post date: Friday, 30 September, 2005 - 00:00

Presenting Honorary Membership in Tajikistan’s Cinema to Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Tajikistan’s Filmmakers Guild which is an affiliate of Moscow Filmmakers Guild, in a ceremony on August 26, 2005 held in Dushanbe’s House of Cinema, presented the Guild’s honorary membership to Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Makhmalbaf made two of his 18 feature films in Tajikistan; ‘Silence’ in...

Post date: Saturday, 27 August, 2005 - 00:00

Publication of Books on Makhmalbaf in the USA

‘Cinema, Politics and Culture in Iran, a book on Makhmalbaf’s films written by Eric Egan has been published in the United States by Meg Publications in English in 240 pages.

Post date: Sunday, 10 July, 2005 - 00:00

Publication of the novel ‘the Crystal Garden’ in Italian

Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s novel, ‘the Crystal Garden’ that has so far been reprinted 12 times has been published in Italian translated by Christo Ferri and published by Romanzo Bompiani publications. Previously, the book was translated in French and Published by Clement Loui twice in Paris....

Post date: Friday, 1 July, 2005 - 00:00

Honouring Makhmalbaf Film House in Kirghizistan

Chengiz Aytemotov Hall in Bishkek House of Cinema was host to the ceremony honoring Makhmalbaf Film House. The ceremony opened with a speech by Aytemotov, the renowned Kirghiz writer commenting on the works of Makhmalbaf Film House.
The films ‘Salam Cinema’, ‘A Moment of...

Post date: Wednesday, 15 June, 2005 - 00:00

Translation of 90 French and English critiques on ‘At Five in the Afternoon’

To read the critiques translated in Farsi from English and French please refer to the page of the film on the site.

Post date: Friday, 10 June, 2005 - 00:00


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