Friendly Persuasion: Iranian Cinema After the Revolution Poster

Release Date: 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
This is an exploration of the state of Iranian film in the decades after the 1979 coup that saw the Western-leaning Shah deposed and a hard-line conservative regime take over. The effect on social norms was drastic and has had significant repercussions for the creative community. Through interviews, filmmakers, producers and other film industry personalities in Iran discuss how they have coped with rigid censorship rules while continuing to produce a vibrant cinema.

Cast: Sara Nodjoums

Director: Jamsheed Akrami

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: 2000s, Underdog, Fascinating, Quest, Passionate, 1990s, Engaging, Transformation, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A no-frills, homespun documentary that gives so much more than its humble technical credits would suggest. show more

  • The filmmakers don't shy away from discussing their frustrations with censorship or the depiction of women, but their work raises interesting questions about the ways in which restrictions can sometimes facilitate artistry and lead to a deeper consideration of the film's subject. show more

  • I was pleased by the forthright defense in Friendly Persuasion of Iranian cinema's use of children. show more

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