Mohammad Reza Aslani with Forrest Cardamenis
Recently rediscovered, Mohammad Reza Aslanis 1976 feature Chess of the Wind teeters on the precipice between the traditional and the modern, pulling from both Iranian and European pictorial traditions to deliver a series of politically charged, even revolutionary tableaux.
All Too Hip, Not Too Jewish: Jake Kasdan’s The TV Set at 15 YearsBy Annie Berke
In many ways, The TV Set is the elder Millennials Network (1976). Both screenplays sprang from the imaginations of Jewish men (TV Sets Kasdan, Networks Paddy Chayefsky) looking to lampoon their experiences working in television.
The 16th Cyprus International Film FestivalBy Harrison Blackman
The Cyprus International Film Festival represents an intriguing initiative to bring film culture to the periphery of the European Union and raise awareness of Cypruss complex geopolitical situation.
Wes Anderson’s The French DispatchBy Edward Mendez
Wes Andersons delightful new film, The French Dispatch, is more than a love letter to American newspaper and magazine writersit is a film committed to reveling in the craft of writing and storytelling.
Ibrahim Mursal’s The Art of SinBy Farah Abdessamad
The documentary The Art of Sin depicts an openly gay Sudanese mans return home and navigates the personal and cultural ramifications of his sexual identity.