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'The indispensable work on one of the most extraordinary artistic and social adventures of our time.'—Edward W. SaidAbbas Kiraostami planted Iran firmly on the map of world cinema when he won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival in 1997 for his film A Taste of Cherry. In this book Hamid Dabashi examines the growing reputation of Iranian cinema from its origins in the films of Kimiyai and Mehrjui, through the work of established directors such as Kiarostami, Beyzai and Bani-Etemad, to young filmmakers like Samira Makhmalbaf and Bahman Qobadi, who triumphed at the Cannes 2000 festival. Dabashi combines exclusive interviews with directors, detailed and insightful commentary, critical cultural context, an extensive filmography, and generous illustrations to provide an indispensable guide to a globally celebrated but little-studied cinematic genre. 30 black-and-white photographs
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Hamid Dabashi (Persian: حمید دباشی; born 1951) is an Iranian-American Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York City.