Historical precedents notwithstanding, France has had a better relationship with Iran than America. Both France and Iran share a love for auteur cinema. As a starting point, it might be fair to say that Iranians love Jean-Luc Godard and the French love Abbas Kiarostami. In fact, the two men used to admire each other. Godard once said, 'film begins with D.W. Griffith and ends with Abbas ... more >