Iranian Cinema and Philosophy: Shooting Truth

Iranian Cinema and Philosophy: Shooting Truth

by Farhang Erfani

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Iranian Cinema and Philosophy: Shooting Truth by Farhang Erfani

In film studies, Iranian films are kept at a distance, as 'other,' different, and exotic. In reponse, this book takes these films as philosophically relevant and innovative. Each chapter of this bookis devoted to analyzing a single film, and each chapter focuses on one philosopher and one particular aesthetic question.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349342150
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Series: Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Farhang Erfani is an assistant professor of Philosophy at the American University and a research associate at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He is the author of Aesthetics of Autonomy and his research specializes in continental philosophy, political theory, and aesthetics.

Table of Contents

How Orphans Believe: Deleuze, National Cinema, and Majidi's The Color of Paradise 'What are filmmakers for in needy times?' On Heidegger and Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry Committed Perception: Merleau-Ponty and Children of Heaven Regarding You: Lacanian Gaze and Ethics in Kiarostami's Close-up Stolen Jouissance: Lacan, Feminism, and Meshkini's The Day I Became a Woman Deafening Silence: Bahman Ghobadi's Turtles Can Fly and Marginal Politics

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