August 17, 2017

Remembering Entezami

A tribute to late Iranian actor Ezatollah Entezami I met Ezatola Entezami when I was around 16 at the Iranian cinema museum thanks to a mutual […]
October 18, 2016

Obscure Elegy

Or in adoration of the power of touch! This is for my Cuba family and anyone who loves the “Taste of Cherry” both in its general […]
March 16, 2016

Learning by Making

Filmmaking with Abbas Kiarostami The filmmaker magazine recently published an article about our filmmaking experience in Cuba with Abbas Kiarostami. Written by my talented friend Cameron […]
November 16, 2015

Filming in Cuba with Abbas Kiarostami

So finally it’s official! I’m glad to announce that I  will be taking part in 2016 filming workshop supervised by Abbas Kiarostami in Cuba. The thrill […]
November 1, 2015

The Rhino Season – Revenge Time

Bahman Ghobadi’s recent feature film “The Rhino Season” was screened at the UCLA celebration of Iranian cinema recently and I finally had the chance to watch […]
June 15, 2014

A Girl Screens Her Film Alone!

Before the opening night of the UCLA film festival we had the opportunity to have Ana Lily Amirpour screening her recent Sundance sensation ” A girl walks home alone […]
April 10, 2013

Soiree in Hell – The Untold Story of My Grandfather

Soiree in Hell is an Iranian comedy thriller movie directed by my grandfather Mushegh Sarvari  (AKA Sarvarian) which competed next to Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries and Vittorio De […]
May 2, 2012

Persepolis – Identifying with Darkness

Whenever watching a Hollywood mainstream film, I always wonder how does the American audience feels following a storyline similar to their own lives. It’s an envious […]