Author Spotlight

Ehsan Khoshbakht

Ehsan Khoshbakht is the codirector of Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy. An architect by training, he curates films around the world and is also a filmmaker (Celluloid Underground, Filmfarsi). His latest book is Asghar Farhadi: Interviews (coedited with Drew Todd).

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The Runner: Cycles and Circles of Desire

One of the first postrevolutionary Iranian films screened and celebrated internationally, Amir Naderi’s autobiographical masterpiece is a lyrical exploration of childhood that showcases the director’s gift for radical simplicity.

By Ehsan Khoshbakht

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 4

Chess of the Wind: The Glorious Miniature of an Upheaval

A long-obscure landmark of the Iranian New Wave, Mohammad Reza Aslani’s daringly ambiguous portrait of feudalism’s demise mirrors the revolutionary times in which it was made.

By Ehsan Khoshbakht