By Amir Soltani and Tina Hassannia
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Hosted by Amir Soltani and Tina Hassannia, this show introduces Western cinephiles to Iranian films, directors and culture every month.
||CleanEpisode #14: CineIran Festival of Toronto||A conversation about the inaugural edition of CineIran Festival of Toronto||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #13: "Paternal House" and Mainstream Iranian Cinema||A discussion about Kianoush Ayari's long-awaited film, The Paternal House.||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #12: Secrets and Lies in Asghar Farhadi's About Elly||A conversation about Asghar Farhadi's About Elly, released in North America six years after its original world premiere.||5/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #11: Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Roya Akbari||An interview with documentary filmmaker Roya Akbari about the history of Iranian cinema and her film Only Image Remains||3/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #10: Iranian Cinephile Culture||A conversatio about Iranian cinephile culture and community, the cinemas of Tehran and two recent releases on Iranian screens||1/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #9: Tina Hassannia's Asghar Farhadi, Life and Cinema||Tina Hassannia talks about her new Critical Press book, Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema.||12/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #8, Part 2: Rosewater and Not Without My Daughter with Diana Barboza||In the second part of episode 8, Tina and Amir continue their conversation about Rosewater with Diana Barboza and discuss Not Without My Daughter, the infamous film that stars Sally Field as an American woman held hostage by her Iranian husband in Iran.||12/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #8, Part 1: Rosewater with Diana Barboza||Tina and Amir discuss Jon Stewart's first film, Rosewater, with Diana Barboza.||11/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #7: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night||A conversation about Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature, the Western vampire horror Iranian film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night||10/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #6: Iranian Films at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival||In this episode of the podcast, Tina and Amir discuss Today (Reza Mirkarimi), Tales (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad), 99 Homes (Ramin Bahrani) and other Iranian films at the 2014 TIFF.||9/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #5: Closed Curtain and the Evolution of Jafar Panahi's Career||A conversation with Nick Davis about Closed Curtain and Jafar Panahi's career||8/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #4: Translucent Realism in Shahid Saless's Still Life (with Corey Atad)||A conversation about the Iranian classic film, Still Life, with Corey Atad||7/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #3, Part 2: The Beginnings of Kiarostami's Cinema of Questions (with Godfrey Cheshire)||The second part of a discussion of Abbas Kiarostami's early films||6/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #3, Part 1: The Tenacity of Youth in Abbas Kiarostami's Early Cinema (with Godfrey Cheshire)||A conversation with Godfrey Cheshire about the early works of Abbas Kiarostami||5/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #2: Reception of Iranian Cinema, with a Focus on Leila (with Calum Marsh)||Dariush Mehrjui's Leila and the Politics of Expression in World Cinema||4/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #1 - From Puppet Shows to Makhmalbaf||An introduction to our interest in Iranian cinema and a discussion of Makhmalbaf's Hello Cinema.||3/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent first start
I enjoyed your first podcast - I look forward to the next one!
I love this podcast, which I discovered late, after readng Tina Hassannia's book on Asghar Farad. I've discovered so many worthwhile films and leavned so much aabout Iranian cinema from listening to this show, which is always entertaining and thought-provoking. Sadly, it appears to be defunct. Please come back!