Man Of Iran (Dariush Mehrjui)
Leslie Camhi

In the West, he’s the lesser-known member of the great triumvirate that includes Abbas Kiarostami and
Mohsen Makhmalbaf, but he’s also Iran’s longest-running cinematic master. Dariush Mehrjui’s films
combine elements of mysticism and neorealism in striking portraits of disenfranchised people, whether
haute bourgeois housewives or derelicts inhabiting the lower depths of Tehran. This 10-film
retrospective reveals a director who over the course of three decades has managed to trouble the
censors of both pre- and postrevolutionary Iranian society.

11/10/99
The Village Voice

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