Shirin (2008)

Recommended
Iran
Feature Film
Original Title: شيرين
Writers: Mohammed Rahmanian, Farrideh Golbou, Hakim Nezami Ganjavi
Cinematographers: Mahmoud Kalari, Houman Behmanesh
Composers: Heshmat Sanjari, Morteza Hananeh, Hossein Dehlavi, Samin Baghchehban, Sheikh Farid Aldin Attar
Cast: Mahnaz Afshar, Taraneh Alidoosti, Juliette Binoche, Golshifteh Farahani, Niki Karimi, Khosrow Khosrowshahi, Taghi Kameli, Freidoun Esmaieli, Minou Ghaznavi

Kiarostami presents a portrait of a cinema full of women laughing, crying, wincing, and fidgeting as they watch a romantic epic based on the legend of Khosrow and Shirin, in this compelling, intriguing, and surprisingly moving love letter to the power of movies and the beauty of the female face. Iain.Stott