Cinema
Thoughts

By Rouzbeh Rashidi

30 Apr 2021

Images & Words

I have come to realize that images do not have any meanings. If they have meanings, then they are…

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01 Mar 2021

Documentary: Recap

I have always refused to believe and accept the fact that the documentary genre in Cinema would be even…

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08 Nov 2020

Creation is a Chaotic Agony

I have been a prolific filmmaker for two decades seamlessly for three crucial reasons: a) to achieve a specific…

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20 Jun 2020

Fatherland Is Captivity

I am not a writer; I am only a filmmaker and nothing else. But I write my ideas to…

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23 May 2020

The Connection Between Believes, Imagination and Cinema

I believe in nothing. Believing in something creates boundaries and rules around that notion, which is desirable for many…

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15 May 2020

Mistakes

I took me all day to think and finalise this concept: I am the films I will never make,…

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11 May 2020

The film is the film itself

The reasons I am against information-orientated films and conceptual art: an idea conceived by the creator is being “substituted”…

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06 Apr 2020

Anti-Illusionary Cinema

This is the very reason I absolutely love Ingmar Berman; to approach cinema in the most literal way that…

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28 Mar 2020

Time in Cinema

Sometimes I like sophistication, and the other times I enjoy simplification of art. Today I believe, the purpose of…

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26 Mar 2020

Nothing is documentary or everything!

I have always refused to believe and accept the fact that the documentary genre in Cinema would be even…

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11 Mar 2020

Death and Violence

Ever since I finished my latest feature film, ‘Luminous Void: Docudrama’, last year, I have been thinking nonstop about…

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08 Mar 2020

Out of Body Experiences

The puzzle with making extremely personal or autobiographical films is the possibility of out of body experiences first and…

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12 Feb 2020

Black Screen

Anyone familiar with my work knows that I use an extensive amount of black screen in my films. I…

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21 Dec 2019

Zilch

Sometimes I think about a series of memories that I have from the past experiences. They are bitter and…

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