Yesterday, Abbas Kiarostami passed away at the age of 76. The filmmaker, best known for the Koker trilogy (1987–94), Close-Up (1990), Taste of Cherry (1997) – which won the Palme d’Or – was interviewed by Shiva Rahbaran for her book, Iranian Cinema Uncensored: Contemporary Film-Makers Since the Islamic Revolution (2015). Here is an extract of that interview…
Outside the narrow mainstream, a vibrant contemporary feminist cinema is thriving – and being celebrated – around the world. So why are we not paying enough attention? The headlines didn’t say ‘Iranian Women Conquer America’, but the Sundance success of Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s documentary Sonita certainly makes the case. Ghaem Maghami took the Grand Jury …
A canon of themes established in Ukrainian cinema from the 1920s to the 1970s remain central to the country’s perceived difference from Russia
The Salt of the Earth, Wim Wenders’ tribute to Sebastião Salgado has been nominated at this year’s Academy Awards.
Chronicling the full collaborative history of filmmaking for the first time.
On 3 October, the 75th anniversary reissue of Marcel Carné’s classic Le Jour se lève hits cinemas in the UK and Ireland.
Wim Wenders takes an affectionate look at how his collaboration with Klärchen (as Claire Denis was known then) begun.
Thanks to the good people at the Arab British Centre, win two tickets to a screening of Around the Pink House as part of the Safar film festival at the ICA.
Courtesy of the BFI, we have three pairs of tickets to give away for their Discover Arab Cinema series.
We have five signed copies of Wim Wenders’ Inventing Peace: A Dialogue on Perception to give away.
We are delighted to announce that our Visual Culture catalogue for 2014 has arrived.
Author of Doris Day Confidential, Tamar Jeffers McDonald celebrates Doris Day’s 90th birthday for us with her favourite Doris film moment.
We are delighted to spread the news that the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation have announced Philippa Brewster, Senior Visual Culture Editor at I.B.Tauris, as the 2014 Outstanding Contribution to Publishing recipient.