Iranian film is growing in spite of restrictions
Iranian film is successful, most recently with the Oscar winner, 'A Separation'.
Yet, this success stands in sharp contrast to the limited possibilities of film-makers in Iran. Restrictions have necessitated a great deal of creativity, when it comes to writing manuscripts and smuggling films out to festivals around the world. The latter is true of 'Goodbye', since its director, Muhammad Rasoulof, is sitting in national house arrest. His film, critical of the system, is about an Iranian woman's very limited possibilities for expressing herself, but also for traveling out of the country. Amir Hossein Saghafi's film, 'Death is my Profession', is both an exciting crime thriller and a realistic, social drama.