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Some of you might remember the Iranian gem of a movie: About Elly, and its gorgeous star Golshifteh Farahani. She is a very talented actress, with a long list of international accomplishments.
It was quite a revelation to see her in one of the bloodiest, the most idiotic "action" films of the year - the Netflix' "Extraction".
She is doing an all out Rambo in the final scenes, running around in fashionable black tactical gear (boy, does she look hot there!) with an RPG and machine guns. She is also a great shot - hitting the enemy sniper straight in his forehead from great distance.
I'll be honest - if it was not for her, my tenure with that piece of crap would have been a short one.
I guess even the most beautiful and talented stars need steady income. :)
Edits: 05/05/20Follow Ups:
Tahar Rahim is an excellent Iranian male actor: he starred in "The Past" and the French film, "A Prophet."
Unfortunately, the director of these three Iranian films, Asghar Farhadi, has run afoul of the authorities and his palette has seriously been diminished (I think he's still under house arrest?).
To me, the giant of modern Iranian film is (now deceased) Abbas Kiarostami: "A Taste of Cherry" and "The Wind Will Carry Us" are essential films.
BTW, Victor, "The Red and the White:" as powerful a war film as ever I've seen is unavailable streaming and ridiculously priced for purchase as DVD. I know the director Jancso was censored, but does the arm of the KGB extend that far?
She is appealing.
A Persian Gillian Anderson.
Keep Your Hands Clean,
Hot chicks and blazing guns do it for you every time. You got the UHD on order.
she is the eccentric wife of bus driver Adam Driver who writes poetry as a hobby... She was good in it as was Driver...Directed by Jim Jarmusch it streams on Prime currently....
The bus driving seemed to support him. It was about trying to be creative in the arts, I thought. It is a bit slow as it unfolds largely in his head and poetry.
Is it good?
In the end, I did enjoy it. Been on a binge of Adam Driver films... Haven't seen you over on IC in a while... It's not as fun as Outside used to be sure. I miss all the old gang from there.. ... Hope you and your family are doing well...
Ah... yes... those old times... :)
Some great memories...
It's like they're forced to develop a story.
They demand a different mind set from the viewer. Just as a novel and a poem make different demands on a reader, so do more visual, cerebral films. Poems take some effort (the good ones) to disentangle, the meaning isn't obvious: that would defeat the purpose of non-declarative discourse.
The films of Tarkovski and Tarr, of Antonioni and Bi Gan make similar demands upon the viewer; he must be an active, not passive, participant.
It's certainly not for everyone---it's a completely different experience that takes time to appreciate.
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