UW-Madison graduate student Hamidreza Nassiri has long been proud of the films coming out of his native Iran. From filmmaking giants like the late Abbas Kiarostami and Jafar Panahi to relatively newer filmmakers like Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi (“A Separation,” “The Salesman”), Iran has had a long and rich tradition in world cinema.
Nassiri said that for years he toyed with the idea of starting an Iranian film festival in Madison. But that idea gained a sudden urgency in 2017. Read More via Madison.