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.
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 ContentsHow 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