Nov 152012

Mark Cousins voices some of his concerns over the new Ben Affleck action thriller, Argo

Mark Cousins,  Bella Caledonia, a Scottish independentist journal

In the early 1990s, I started seeing films from Iran.  They startled me with their new ways of storytelling, unexpected intimacies and reach.  When I was director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, long before DVD and before many Iranian films were available on VHS, I wrote to an Iranian film agency, asking if they could send me copies of films.  A shoebox of treasures arrived. Continue reading »

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