By Rouzbeh Rashidi

15 Jan 2019


I have always been mesmerised by how Cinema functions and what the inner workings of this grand machine are….

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13 Jan 2019

Strangeness of Existence

The only way to get to know any auteur filmmaker’s universe is to watch all of his/her films, and…

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08 Jan 2019

Ancient Artefact

Every film I ever made began as an exhaustively plotted narrative in its primordial stage. By the time it…

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03 Jan 2019

Cinema as life and life as cinema

I have always believed that it is absolutely impossible to explain a film simply because it is an “experience”….

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30 Dec 2018

Footage Is Always A Mistake

Footage is always a mistake and a deceitful entity in filmmaking. It should never be relied upon and trusted….

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29 Dec 2018


Over the years I have concluded that I must participate and execute technical and aesthetical matters both behind the…

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20 Dec 2018

Political Act

First and foremost I am a filmmaker, and of course, a pragmatist to survive. Films (at least the ones…

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22 Nov 2018


When one makes alternative cinema, standardisation and bringing a film’s audiovisual aesthetics to so-called industry level is nothing but…

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09 Nov 2018

Film Séance

I never enjoy or get satisfaction from shooting my films. I look at it like military service; you must…

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04 Nov 2018

Elitism is a Cancer

I am 100% against elitism. I would never make my films for a particular targeted audience. In fact, one…

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09 Oct 2018


There is only one resource that can protect you as a filmmaker in the hostile conditions of the film…

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07 Sep 2018


These days I am revisiting and re-watching my Homo Sapiens Project film series as I prepare them for video…

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27 May 2018


In the early 2000’s I used to write screenplays and make storyboards of the way I was planning to…

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07 May 2018

Intimate Films

If a filmmaker creates intensely personal and intimate films, they are not necessarily addressed to or even for the…

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