Burning the Past, and the Future: Shahram Mokri’s Careless Crime

By Ali Moosavi. Careless Crime is an unsettling and dazzling achievement, using a real-life crime at the onset of the Iranian Revolution to examine cinema and its relation to reality versus illusion.” With only four feature films under his belt, the Iranian director Shahram Mokri has established himself as a […]

Two from Venice 2019: The Scarecrows and Corpus Christie

By Ali Moosavi. Two films which premiered in the 2019 Venice Film Festival, both looking critically at the role of religion in modern society. The Scarecrows, written and directed by the veteran Tunisian director Nouri Bouzid is set in Tunisia in 2013. It deals with the aftermath of being freed […]