Conversations with Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Hamid Dabashi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf



5.5 x 7.75 inches, 188pp. September 2018

ISBN : 9780857425942

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The three lengthy conversations collected here, between Makhmalbaf and leading Iranian film critic and scholar Hamid Dabashi, cover the filmmaker’s experiences as a young radical, his critical stance regarding the current Iranian regime, his relationship to tradition, his fascination with films (both as product and as process) his use of myth and fairy tale, his encounter with censorship, the role of women, his opinions regarding violence, tolerance and social change and the importance of the artist—an in-depth view of one of the greatest filmmakers of our time.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf is a globally celebrated Iranian filmmaker, playwright and novelist. He has been awarded numerous awards for his films over the last two decades by major film festivals around the world.

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.


Conversation Series