Tag Archives: Hedye Tehrani

For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

I love them for a variety of reasons: they inspire, they entertain, they challenge, they leave me in awed silence, they provoke, or, most importantly, they were “there” in my most formative years as a child, and held out a … Continue reading

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Donya (2003): “You Have Exhumed My Life.”

When we first see real estate mogul, Hadj Reza Enayat (Mohamad Reza Sharifinia) he is collapsed in a chair, his swollen feet being washed by his whining wife (Gohar Kheirandish). Hadj is a grotesque person, in our first impression. He … Continue reading

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You’ve Gotta Fight For Your Right To Party
Party (2000); Dir. Saman Moghaddam

Politics, journalism and love intersect in Iranian director Saman Moghaddam’s Party, a tense emotional thriller which could be seen as a companion piece to his earlier film Siavash. Siavash also deals with the politically explosive issue of the fallout of … Continue reading

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Some Words on Hedye Tehrani: Hemlock (2000); Dir. Behrouz Afkhami

For the Iranian Film Blogathon: I re-post my review of Hemlock (2000), starring giant Iranian star Hedye Tehrani. Directed by Behrouz Afkhami, and starring Hedye Tehrani, Hemlock tells the story of a mid-level manager (played by Fariborz Arabnia) at a … Continue reading

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Shirin (2008); Dir. Abbas Kiarostami

We tell ourselves stories in order to live. The princess is caged in the consulate. The man with the candy will lead the children into the sea. The naked woman on the ledge outside the window on the sixteenth floor … Continue reading

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Siavash (1998); Dir. Saman Moghaddam

For the Iranian Film Blogathon: I take a look at Saman Moghaddam’s Siavash. The Iran-Iraq War was the longest “conventional” war of the 20th century, dragging on for almost a decade. The slaughter was immense. An entire generation was wiped … Continue reading

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20 Favorite Actresses: Part 2

If I had to choose, here are my favorite performances of my 20 choices – the performance may not be what they are most famous for, but that’s no matter. Gena Rowlands: Opening Night Barbara Stanwyck: Ball of Fire Sissy … Continue reading

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20 Favorite Actresses

Where does my heart lie? The meme going around now is 20 favorite actresses. Please go here to see the compilation of links as well as Nathaniel’s choices. I had a hard time with the “all time” part of things … Continue reading

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Half Moon (2006); Dir: Bahman Ghobadi

Half Moon, an absolutely wonderful film directed by Bahman Ghobadi, and with a cameo appearance by Hedye Tehrani, is a story about borders. Borders between countries and borders between life and death. The entire film takes place on the borderlands … Continue reading

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Some Words on Hedye Tehrani: Hemlock (2000); Dir. Behrouz Afkhami

Directed by Behrouz Afkhami, and starring Hedye Tehrani, Hemlock tells the story of a mid-level manager (played by Fariborz Arabnia) at a factory in Tehran who is being bribed to sell the company to a bunch of exiled Iranians from … Continue reading

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