What are some popular films from Iran?


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“The Cow" (1969), “Close-up" (1990) “The May Lady" (1997), “Kandahar" (2001) and “Caesar" (1969) are some popular films from Iran. “The Deer" (1975), “The Imperiled" (1982), “Bashu, the Little Stranger" (1986), “Gabbeh" (1995) and “The Snowman" (1997) are some other popular films from Iran.

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A psychological drama, “The Cow” revolves around a villager who is affected by the death of his cow, comes to believe that he is the cow and starts living in a barn eating hay. Dariush Mehrjui directed the movie, which was banned by the Shah, who cited as his reason that it showed the country as backward and poor.

The 1990 docufiction film written and directed by Abbas Kiarostami, “Close-up” was rated as one of "The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time” by critics in a 2012 Sight & Sound poll. The film is about how a man impersonates filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf and cons a family into believing that they have been chosen to act in his next movie. It won the Quebec Film Critics Award at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and Video and FIPRESCI Prize at the International Istanbul Film Festival.

“Caesar,” which is titled “Qeysar” in Persian, is a 1969 film written and directed by Masoud Kimiai. Behrooz Vossoughi played the title character Qeysar, who is out to avenge his sister’s honor by killing her rapists.

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