6 Gems from the Cinema of Iran

At the time of writing this article, Iran has been in the throes of unrest for about five weeks. On the 16th of September, a 22-year old Kurdish woman named Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the morality police who assaulted her for refusing to wear her hijab properly.

Soole (2021): A Mixed Bag.

Soole seems like a movie I’d have written, or at least, pitched, partly because it’s a road-trip film and partly because it blends multiple genres. I admire road-trip films because there’s so much opportunity for conflict and growth when you…

ANÍKÚLÁPÓ (2022): A Not-So-Tragic Tragedy

Anikulapo is the 13th feature film from Kunle Afolayan. After previously exploring a variety of stories and concepts, such as three Nigerian women who are diagnosed with cancer and have to deal with all the challenges this brings (2019’s Diamonds…