Hello, Cinema
aka Salaam, Cinema
First screened in May 2015
Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Cast: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Shaghayeh Djodat, Maryam Keyhan, Azadeh Zanganeh, Moharram Zaynalzadeh, Behzad Dorani, Feizola Gashghai, M.H. Mokhtarian, Mirhadi Tayebi. Screenplay: Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

Twitter Capsule: Memorable if relentless exercise of Makhmalbaf's abiding curiosity about images, personas, ontology. Wowzer opening.

VOR:   Self-conscious, definitive declamation of Iran's stature in world film and of film's stature in Iran, on the medium's hundredth anniversary. Rich from cinematic and sociological angles.

Photo © 1995 Green Film House

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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