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NEW RELEASES 2016-7

A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (16) 2014 IRAN AMIRPOUR, ANA LILY DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
   Persian vampire horror, set in the fictional Iranian underworld, where discontented youngster Arash  deals with life in the lawless town.
INVERSION (PG) 2016  IRAN  BEHZADI, BEHNAM   £15.99
  With air  pollution becoming so bad in Tehran,  Niloofar and her elderly mother are  advised to leave the city on health grounds.  However Niloofar is reluctant to leave the city where she has a successful tailoring business and a budding romantic relationship.  Will she decide to stay in the city or succumb to her family's wishes and move away with her ailing mother?
THE SALESMAN (12A) 2016  IRAN FARHADI, ASGHAR    DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Asghar Farhadi returns with an Oscar-winning exploration of the potent power of pride, guilt and shame.
TAXI TEHRAN (12) 2015  IRAN  PANAHI, JAFAR £15.99
  After being banned by the Iranian government from making films and placed under house arrest,  Panahi poses as a taxi driver and drives around the busy streets of Tehran picking up passengers and recording their conversations. The passengers  discusses the social challenges that Iranian citizens face on a daily basis.
UNDER THE SHADOW (15) 2016 IRAN  ANVARI,  BABAK   £14.99
  Iranian horror set in 1980s Tehran where a mother and daughter come to realise that their house has a demonic presence. 

BACK LIST
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (16) 2014 IRAN AMIRPOUR, ANA LILY DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
   Persian vampire horror, set in the fictional Iranian underworld, where discontented youngster Arash  deals with life in the lawless town.
A SEPARATION (PG) 2011  IRAN     FARHADI, ASGHAR    £15.99
  
  Iranian drama about the far-reaching effects of an acrimonious divorce.
THE ABBAS KIAROSTAMI COLLECTION (6 discs) (15) IRAN    £49.99
 
   A collection of six films-  'Certified Copy' (2010),  'Ten' (2002),  'Taste of Cherry' (1997), 'The Wind Will Carry Us' (1999), 'ABC Africa' (2001) and the  documentary '10 on Ten' (2004)

ABOUT ELLY (12) 2009 IRAN    FARHADI, ASGHAR    IRAN         £15.99
 
Iranian drama following a group of friends from Tehran who go to the seaside for the weekend. One of the women invites Elly (Taraneh Alidoosti) her daughter's teacher, hoping to set her up with their recently divorced friend Ahmad (Shahab Hosseini), who has now emigrated to Germany. However, following an apparent attempt to rescue one of the children from drowning, Elly mysteriously disappears.
Has she drowned, or has she simply had enough of the group's not-so-subtle attempts to set her up with Ahmad?

THE APPLE (PG)  1997  IRAN   SAMIRA MAKHMALBAF,  SAMIRA        £15.99
 Based on a true story of two sisters lock away by their parents. 
APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR (15) 2014    AKHAVAN, DESIREE £15.99
    Brooklyn-set comedy about young  woman in her twenties who has just broken up with her girlfriend but still 
hides the truth about her sexuality from her conservative Iranian parents.
AT FIVE IN THE AFTERNOON (U)  2003  IRAN   MAKHMALBAF, SAMIRA £15.99
 Set in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban, the story follows a young woman eager to
take advantage of the new freedoms and opportunities afforded to women.
BLACKBOARDS (PG)  2000 IRAN MAKHMALBAF, SAMIRA     £19.99
 Story of  two travelling teachers set on the Iran/Iraq border.
CERTIFIED COPY     (12) 2010    KIAROSTAMI,  ABBAS   IN ENGLISH    £15.99
Italian-set romantic drama starring Juliette Binoche and William Shimell. Set over the course of one day in rural Tuscany, the film follows the enigmatic relationship between a man and woman who appear to have just met.  BLU RAY £19.99

CHILDREN OF HEAVEN/BACHEHA-YE ASEMAN (PG) 1997 IRAN   MAJIDI, MAJID        £15.99
  
  The accidental loss of a pair of shoes causes problems for a young Iranian boy in this award-winning family drama.

THE CIRCLE (PG)  2000 IRAN PANAHI, JAFAR     £19.99
  Set in a single day it explores the harsh lives of women.       
CIRCUMSTANCE (15) 2012   IRAN    KESHAVARZ, MARYAM        £15.99
   
Drama following the relationship between two young women who face the cultural constraints of modern-day Iran. Teenager Atafeh Hakimi (Nikohl Boosheri) is the daughter of rich parents, Firouz (Soheil Parsa) and Azar (Nasrin Pakkho), and sister to Mehran (Reza Sixo Safai), who practices religion obsessively as he recovers from a drug addiction. Along with her best friend, Shireen Arshadi (Sarah Kazemy), Atafeh attends underground parties and explores her sexuality, despite the restrictions of Iranian culture.

Believing Atafeh to have a bad influence on her, Mehran becomes determined to save Shireen but his actions threaten to tear his family apart.

CLOSE-UP (U) 1990 IRAN  KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS         £19.99
 Story of an unemployed movie buff who is mistaken for a famous film director. 
COLOUR OF PARADISE (PG)  2000 IRAN MAJID MAJIDD      £19.99
 Sensitive film about a blind boy.
CRIMSON GOLD  (12)  2003   IRAN  PANAHI, JAFAR   £19.99
 The film shows the  events that drive an essentially ordinary, decent man to crime.
DAY I BECAME A WOMAN (U)   2000 IRAN  MESHKINI,  MARZIEH     £19.99 
 Compelling and poignant study of problems faced by women n Eastern  Societies. 
DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE/RUNAWAY (E)  1998/2001 IRAN  LONGINOTTO, K/MIR-HOSSEINI, Z    £12.99
 The film takes you where few Western cameras have gone before; inside an Iranian divorce court.
FIVE DEDICATED TO OZU (U) 2003 IRAN  KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS       £19.99
 This is a richly poetic, radically minimalist film, featuring five extended sequences.
FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY (12) 2006 IRAN   FARHADI, ASGHAR    £15.99
    An engrossing portrait of three marriages set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year.
FRONTIER BLUES    (12A) IRAN 2009        JALALI,  BABAK        £15.99
   
Film  portrays  the isolated and slightly surreal lives of four male residents of the remote Gorgan province on the border between Iran and Turkmenistan.
HALF MOON (PG) IRAN 2006  GHOBADI, BAHMAN £19.99
 Film centred on legendary Kurdish musician Mamo, as he prepares to give his last performance at a concert held in Iraqi Kurdistan.
THE HUNTER (15) 2010 IRAN        PITTS, RAFI             £15.99
   
Brooding thriller with strong political overtones set in Iran.
INVERSION (PG) 2016  IRAN  BEHZADI, BEHNAM   £15.99
  With air  pollution becoming so bad in Tehran,  Niloofar and her elderly mother are  advised to leave the city on health grounds.  However Niloofar is reluctant to leave the city where she has a successful tailoring business and a budding romantic relationship.  Will she decide to stay in the city or succumb to her family's wishes and move away with her ailing mother?
ITS WINTER (12) 2006   IRAN     PITTS, RAFI        £19.99
    A young Iranian man, desperate and with his family facing grim financial straits, decides to move abroad to seek work. His family, after not hearing from him in an increasingly long time, begins to doubt he'll be back at all.
JOY OF MADNESS (PG) 2003 IRAN  Makhmalbaf,  Hana   £19.99   
 Fourteen year-old Hana Makhmalbaf’s record of her director sister Samira’s attempts to cast the film At Five in the Afternoon.
MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN (15) 2013 IRAN   RASOULOF , MOHAMMAD    £17.99
   Daring and politically provocative thriller in which two government officials are on a mission to arrest an author who manages to secretly write down his memoirs, despite being under strict monitoring by the national security service. 
NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS (12A) IRAN  2009  BAHMAN GHOBADI £15.99
   
Kurdish-Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi directs this drama set in the vibrant underground music scene of the Iranian capital, Tehran.
OFFSIDE (PG)  2006 IRAN    PANAHI, JAFAR    £19.99
 When women banned from the country’s football grounds, a group of football mad  girls have
only one wayof infiltrating the crowd...by disguising themselves as boys.

ONE. TWO. ONE. (15) 2011 IRAN    AKBARI, MANIA        £12.99
   
Composed of a series of vignettes set in different locations, each episode tells the story of how the young woman came to be disfigured
and how she now feels isolated from her former friends and family as she reassesses her ideas on love, loss and personal identity.
PARDÉ/CLOSED CURTAIN (12)  2013 IRAN  PARTOVI, K/PANAHI, J. £15.99
  A screenwriter, his dog and a young woman have barricade themselves in a secluded villa with drawn curtains and 
eye each other suspiciously,  prisoners in a house midst of a hostile environment.  Maybe the film is a reflection on 
director  Jafar Panahi  20-year Iranian ban on filmmaking.
LE PASSÉ/THE PAST (12) 2013 IRAN   FARHADI, ASGHAR   FRENCH/FARSI
    DVD - £15.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
   
Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from his homeland of Iran at the request of his wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo) who wants to divorce him. When he arrives he finds that his soon-to-be ex-wife has begun a relationship with Samir (Tahar Rahim), a younger man with a child of his own and a spouse.

While they begin proceedings for their separation, all involved are forced to deal with unresolved issues from their past.
THE PATIENCE STONE (15) 2012 IRAN    RAHIMI, ATIQ    £15.99
   
Award-winning film by about a young woman who cares for her comatose husband. She takes the opportunity to reveal the truth to her husband about her dreams and desires as well as her loneliness, suffering and heartbreak.
PERSEPOLIS (15)   FRANCE 2007  SATRAPI,M /PARONNAUD, V DVD - £17.99   
BLU RAY - £24.99
 Based on the graphic novel about her own experiences writer and director Marjane Satrapi draws a poignant story about a  young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, when people¹s hopes were dashed as fundamentalists took power.   Contains both French and English version.  
THE RAFI PITTS COLLECTION (15) IRAN  £28.99
    Contains - Sanam (2000), It's Winter (2006)  & The Hunter (2010)
 Asghar Farhadi returns with an Oscar-winning exploration of the potent power of pride, guilt and shame.
ROSEWATER (15) 2014   STEWART, JON £17.99
  Biographical drama adapted from the memoirs of Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari. The film tells the story behind Bahari (Gael García Bernal)'s imprisonment by the Iranian government after an appearance on the US late-night talk show .
THE SALESMAN (12A) 2016  IRAN FARHADI, ASGHAR    DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Asghar Farhadi returns with an Oscar-winning exploration of the potent power of pride, guilt and shame.
SANAM (15) 2000    IRAN        PITTS, RAFI    £15.99
    The tale of a woman who is left to raise her son and work the family farm herself after her husband is shot.
SECRET BALLOT (15)  2001 IRAN PAYAMI, BABAK   £19.99
 Comedy about a grumpy soldier accompanying a young woman election agent  on election day.
THE SHEIK (15) 2014     HECHT, IGAL   £17.99
   Film about Iranian professional wrestler Khosrow Vaziri. The films follows  Khosrow from his upbringing in Iran  
to his success in the World Wrestling Federation.
SHIRIN (PG) 2008 IRAN KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS £19.99
 The film shows us  an audience of more than 100 women who are deeply absorbed in watching a film we never see. We observe instead how the drama plays out on the faces of the audience.
STRAY DOGS (15)  2005 IRAN   Meshkini, Marzieh    £19.99
 Set in post-Taliban Afghanistan, the film follows two homeless children  in the streets of Kabul.
TASTE OF CHERRY/TEN ON TEN (PG) 1997/2004  IRAN  KIAROSTAMI, A.   
£24.99
 Film tells of the suicidal Mr Badii who first has to explain to a stranger why he is willing to dispense with the joys of life. 
TAXI TEHRAN (12) 2015  IRAN  PANAHI, JAFAR £15.99
  After being banned by the Iranian government from making films and placed under house arrest,  Panahi poses as a taxi driver and drives around the busy streets of Tehran picking up passengers and recording their conversations. The passengers  discusses the social challenges that Iranian citizens face on a daily basis.
TEN (12)  2002  IRAN KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS      £19.99
 Perceptive and revealing portrait of contemporary Tehran.
THIS IS NOT A FILM/IN FILM NIST (U) 2010 IRAN MIRTAHMASB, MOTJABA/PANAHI, JAFAR   £14.99
 
   Documentary following Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi as he appeals against his six-year jail sentence and 20-year ban on making films. Accused of creating propaganda opposing the regime, Panahi has also been prohibited from talking to the press or exiting the country. Under house arrest while awaiting the decision of the appeal, he worries the result may mean the end of his artistry and begins to capture a day in his life.

He shares the story of a film he was going to make, is startled by fireworks and gunshot sounds outside his apartment, tunes into the news and finds out about the Japanese tsunami and talks to a young man who works in the building.

TICKETS (15) 2005 UK/ITALY/IRAN     Kiarostami / Loach / Olmi   £19.99
 Three directors  bring to life three interwoven stories of love, chance and sacrifice that take
place on a train journey from Austria to Rome.
TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES (PG)  2000 IRAN   GHOBADI, BAHMAN  £19.99  
 After their parents deaths three children are left to survice on their own.
TURTLES CAN FLY (15) 2004 IRAN GHOBADI, BAHMAN KURDISH      £15.99
 Set near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children
like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.
UNDER THE SHADOW (15) 2016 IRAN  ANVARI,  BABAK   £14.99
  Iranian horror set in 1980s Tehran where a mother and daughter come to realise that their house has a demonic presence. 
WIND WILL CARRY US (U) IRAN 1999  KIAROSTAMI,  ABBAS £19.99
  Strangers visitor a small village in Iranian Kurdistan and let slip that they are searching for treasure in the local cemetery.
WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (15) IRAN 2009 SHIRIN NESHAT        £15.99
    Acclaimed photographer Shirin Neshat makes her directorial debut with this incisive and sumptuously filmed reflection on the pivotal moment in history that led directly to the Islamic
revolution and the Iran we know today. Women Without Men chronicles the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953; a cataclystic moment in Iranian history when an American-led, British-backed coup d’etat broght down the democratically elected Prime Minister. Over the course of several days the four women are brought together against the backdrop of political social turmoil.                               


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