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.