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     Feb 11, '14


CULTURE
Revolution can't upstage Iranian cinema
By Charles Recknagel

When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took power in Iran 35 years ago on February 11, Iran's filmmakers had good reason to worry. The strict code of censorship ushered in by the Islamic Revolution



convinced many that creativity and film were no longer compatible in Iran.

Yet today, despite the continuing strict censorship rules governing them, Iran's artistic films - as opposed to the country's commercial-release films - are universally acclaimed as among the most innovative and important participants in international film festivals. More ...

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