The term originally described violence against women but is now taken to include violence targeted at both women and men because of how they experience and express their genders and sexualities.
Hamjensbaz: a derogatory but commonly used Persian term for homosexuals.
In a world of mass communication, it sort of goes without saying that we'll end up spending a lot of the day chatting to men.
We're not just talking illicit sexting with a guy we've just met on Tinder, but, like, entirely harmless conversations with people who happen to be blokes – tweeting silly puns to randoms, emailing someone for a restaurant booking, posting inappropriate links onto friends' Facebook walls.
Bisexual: a person who is attracted both to women and men.
, of her career as a dentist, of her hopes that a softening of laws and attitudes is coming to Iran.
There is nothing so simple as a winner in Farhadi’s films. Farhadi speaks English, but prefers to use an interpreter (Sheida Dayani).
Turns out he is as painstaking and precise a talker as he is a filmmaker. I heard a story about a man who was going back to a woman after many years, to live under the same roof in order to get a divorce.
There are no heroes or villains, no moral truths, just the inherent emotional chaos of human experience.
As New York film critic David Edelstein wrote of A Separation, “What makes it so good is that no one is bad.” The Past is the first of Farhadi’s films to be set outside of Iran: After deserting Marie (The Artist’s Bérénice Bejo) and her two daughters four years ago, Iranian filmmaker Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris to finalize their divorce.