Mohsen Makhmalbaf

April 7, 2011

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Here’s an interesting guy. He was involved in the revolution and over the years I think tried to distance himself from how much he participated. He tries to make more artistic films, but I don’t feel he’s an artist (much like Oliver Stone and Spike Lee think they are artists, but aren’t). But he’s trying, and he’s successful so he gets props for that. His three children have all gotten into filmmaking, with Samira being the most successful. She made Apple, written by her dad, when she was 19.

Gabbeh – Look at all the pretty colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cyclist – Man, everyone always needs money in these Persian films. You’d think they have economic problems in Iran or somethin’.

 

 

 

 

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