Tag: Abbas Kiarostami

Secret Defense: A Close-Up on Arnaud Desplechin’s ‘Esther Kahn’

“Phoenix delivers an opaque but strikingly physical performance, reminiscent of the women in Charlie Chaplin’s films.”

Hidden Gems of Soviet Cinema: On Sergei Loznitsa’s IDFA Top 10

“Now free to travel, these films now face the trouble of traveling well.”

Review: Jafar Panahi’s ‘Taxi’

“A cry against governmental indifference and a cruel restriction from a chosen means of expression, Taxi is a unique work of art that defies boundaries and convention.”