Iranian Cinema Has Turned to a Booming Industry."Many popular commercial films are annually made in Iran, and Iranian art The Iranian Cultural Continent - consisting of the modern nations Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and surrounding regions - is home to one of the richest art heritages in world history and encompasses many disciplines including architecture, painting, weaving, films win laurels across the world, the report said". Announcing that Iran organizes film festivals annually, the report added that along with China, the Islamic Republic An Islamic republic, in its modern context, has come to mean several different things, some contradictory to others. Theoretically, to many religious leaders, it is a state under a particular theocratic form of government advocated by some Muslim religious leaders in the Middle has been lauded as one of the best exporters of cinema in the 1990s. The report announced that some critics now rank Iran as the world's most important national cinema. World-renowned Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke and German filmmaker Werner Herzog, along with many film critics from all over the world, have praised Iranian cinema as one of the world's most important artistic cinemas. "Iranian cinema" and "Persian cinema" also refer to the cinemas of the Iranian Cultural Continent ("Greater Iran") such as Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Iran annual film festival called "Film Fajr" refers to all the movies made in Persian language. For Americans, who want to look beyond the reductive re·duc·tive
1. Of or relating to reduction.
2. Relating to, being an instance of, or exhibiting reductionism.
3. Relating to or being an instance of reductivism. image of Iran presented by the US media, Iran's cinema offers an alternative that is fascinating, even astonishing a·ston·ish
tr.v. as·ton·ished, as·ton·ish·ing, as·ton·ish·es
To fill with sudden wonder or amazement. See Synonyms at surprise. , for its artistic sophistication so·phis·ti·cate
v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly.
2. and passionate humanism. 2009/02/01
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