Introduction: Contemporary Independent Iranian Cinema

By Parviz Jahed and Amir Ganjavie. [Editor’s note: The upcoming issue of Film International (issue 69, vol. 12, no. 3/2014) is dedicated to “Contemporary Independent Iranian Cinema.” This is a slightly abbreviated version of the introduction to this issue, written by the issue’s guest editors Parviz Jahed and Amir Ganjavie. […]

Whiplash (2014)

By Sam Littman. Is Whiplash the most controversial film of the year? In January, the film was anointed the American indie to keep an eye on through its festival run and eventual October release after taking both the Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance. October has finally arrived and […]