A selection of the 41st New York Film Festival, Crimson Gold features a collaboration for the ages. Written by Abbas Kiarostami and directed by Jafar Panahi, the two powerhouse filmmakers reunited for their critique of class conflict in a post-war Iran after working together on their 1995 film, The White Balloon. In honor of the newly remastered Crimson Gold opening in our Virtual Cinema (now playing nationwide), we asked the FLC community for their favorite films from Iranian cinema.
Encompassing a wide range of Iranian cinema, including films released during the fertile Iranian New Wave period, the selections show just how much an impact the country has made on the larger cultural landscape. The FLC community’s picks ranged from arthouse classics like Abbas Kiarostami’s Close-Up and The Koker Trilogy (Where Is the Friend’s House, And Life Goes On, and Through the Olive Trees), to contemporary films like Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation and Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Explore the wide range of responses below and view all of the films on our Letterboxd!
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Where is my friends house? (Dir: Abbas kiarostami) pic.twitter.com/o8ELMLa4Xp
— noamdanieli (@noamdanieli1) June 25, 2021
Ye habe ghand / A Cube of Sugar (2011) Reza Mirkarimi pic.twitter.com/co2vPVGYj6
— Vladimir R. (@Vladerretro) June 25, 2021
A Separation. Asghar Farhadi is a legend. Wanna see him in hollywood working with some superstars.
— Luke♛ (@wallflower073) June 26, 2021
Untimely (Pouya Eshtehardi, 2020) pic.twitter.com/4AJGrKv0kz
— Ⓦⓞⓡⓛⓓ Ⓒⓘⓝⓔⓜⓐ programmer @ Indy Film Fest (@fishcalled) June 25, 2021
Close-Up (1990). The idea of this film blows my mind. Abbas Kiarostami's highest peak of excellence and vision
— Lucas Pelle (@Lucas_Pelle) June 26, 2021
Through the Olive Trees
Children of Heaven
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night https://t.co/sKnHxko1yO
— 📟 (@coldegiri) June 26, 2021
— Flavia Dima (@dima_flavia) June 26, 2021
The Koker trilogy is without a doubt my favorite one.
— Fatmir (@fatmirjusufi) June 26, 2021
— isabela (@kimochiwaarui) June 25, 2021