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Conversations with Mohsen Makhmalbaf

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Born in Tehran in 1957, film-maker Mohsen Ostad Ali Makhmalbaf grew up in the religiously and politically charged atmosphere of the 1960s. In this title, he reflects on the relationship between cinema and violence, tolerance, and social change, as well as the political and artistic importance of the autonomy of the film-maker.
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Born in Tehran in 1957, film-maker Mohsen Ostad Ali Makhmalbaf grew up in the religiously and politically charged atmosphere of the 1960s, and the June 1963 uprising of Ayatollah Khomeini constitutes one of his earliest memories. In 1972 Makhmalbaf formed his own urban guerrilla group and two years later attacked a police officer, for which he was arrested and jailed. He remained incarcerated until 1978, when the revolutionary wave led by Ayatollah Khomeini freed him and launched his career as a writer and self-taught film maker. Since then, Makhmalbaf has gone on to make such highly admired films as "Gabbeh" and "The Silence". The three lengthy conversations collected here, between Makhmalbaf and leading Iranian film critic and scholar Hamid Dabashi, traverse the film-maker's experiences as a young radical, his critical stance regarding the current Islamic regime, and his fascination with films - both as product and as process.
In this in-depth view of one of the most significant Middle Eastern film-makers of our time, Makhmalbaf reflects on the relationship between cinema and violence, tolerance, and social change, as well as the political and artistic importance of the autonomy of the film-maker.
Hamid Dabashi is professor at Columbia University and the author of many books and essays on cinema, including Close Up: Iranian Cinema, Past, Present and Future; Dreams of a Nation: On Palestinian Cinema; and Makhmalbaf at Large: The Making of a Rebel Filmmaker.
Author
Hamid Dabashi
Pages
196
Publisher
Seagull Books London Ltd
Series
Conversations
Year
2010
ISBN-10
1906497354
ISBN-13
9781906497354
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2010-01-00
Imprint
Seagull Books London Ltd
Place of Publication
Greenford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
791.430233092
Language
English
Media
Book
Short Title
CONVERSATIONS W/MOHSEN MAKHMAL
Birth
1951
Residence
US
Affiliation
Columbia University
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