Baha’ism highlighted in “The Gardener”

[Makhmalbaf Film House]
Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Maysam Makhmalbaf
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

"The Gardener," coming out today in select cities, is a new documentary about Baha'ism directed by Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf ("The Bicyclist," "Kandahar"). Documentary was filmed in Jerusalem, Haifa (where the Baha'i world organization is located) and Acre (Saint Jean D'Acre), in Israel. In it, the director himself and his real-life son Maysam try and come to terms with world religions ... more >

Mohsen Makhmalbaf in Paris

Street demonstrations just got more interesting

The life and work of Mohsen Makhmalbaf would make great material for a novel. Makhmalbaf, one of the three top directors of the Iranian cinema (the other two being Abbass Kiarostami and Jafar Panahi) was born in 1957 in one of the poorer districts of Tehran in South Tehran. He grew up running from one petty job to another to support his mother while, already wanting to put an end to injustice, as ... more >