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When I decide to write a story, I don’t think too much about what I want it to be, I just let things come naturally…
Unless you’re trying to make a movie on the sly, there’s no way to get around this. If you want to use public spaces, film…
There is no privilege in restriction. In other words, I disagree with people who say restriction makes you more creative. I think that’s a misleading…
There are those who simply want to live their lives, and feel they cannot live the way they want to in Iran. Others are ideologically…
Often times, music is used to evoke an emotion and it’s become a cliche, so I don’t want to do that, and actually what I…
It’s been interesting to see how similar audiences in the East and West are, actually, and how it makes you realize that when politicians emphasize…
Is there one specific source that determines correct morality and everybody should follow that? Or should individuals come up with following that source or not…
I like storytelling movies and more than that I like historical movies; and I think someday I’ll definitely make a movie about the past 50…
Each person makes their own choice, but my spirit is meant to stay in Iran, especially with the work that I do, and with the…
I prefer to stay in my country. But this doesn’t mean if someone does want to leave Iran, I think they’ve done something wrong –…
I feel that it means a lot to the people of Iran that my film is represented at the Oscars, and it makes me happy…
When I came to know theater, drama became valuable to me.
The fact is I’m not making a film in order to draw pictures or make images about Iran.
The bigger confrontation is the one an individual has with itself.
Poetry, especially traditional Iranian poetry, is very good at looking at things from a number of different angles simultaneously.
It’s very difficult to talk about religion in Iran because religion has gotten so mixed up with politics.
I think it’s insulting to an audience to make them sit and watch a film and then give them a message in one sentence.
I gained a great deal from the period during which I worked in theater and I value those things a great deal.
I would have had the same narrative, regardless of the atmosphere and the restrictions.
Iranian filmmakers are not passive. They fight whenever they can, as creative expression means a lot to them. The restrictions and censorship in Iran are…
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