All posts by Yama Rahimi

Yama Rahimi is a San Francisco-based Afghan-American artist and filmmaker. He directed the short films Object of Affection ('03), Chori Foroosh ('06) and the feature length documentary film Afghanistan ('10). He is a contributing special feature writer at IONCINEMA.com. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Audiard (Un prophète), Coen Bros. (Blood Simple), Ceylan (Uzak), Dardenne Bros. (L'enfant), Haneke (Caché), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Leigh (Secret & Lies), Lynch (Blue Velvet), Van Sant (Elephant), Von Trier (The Idiots). Winterbottom - In this World
  • Generation Z: 36th Mill Valley FF Features 12 Years A Slave, Effie Gray, Walter Mitty & Costa-Gavras Tribute

    The 36th edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival (October 3rd-13th) has your usual mix of award season contenders, talent tribute and spotlights, a slew...

  • Interview: Atiq Rahimi (The Patience Stone)

    French based Afghan novelist turned director Atiq Rahimi adapted his second novel for the screen which puts him in a small circle of authors adapting...

  • Interview: Ziad Doueiri (The Attack)

    Lebanese writer/director Ziad Doueiri (West Beirut – ’98, Lila Says- ’04) finally returns behind the camera for his third feature, an adaptation of the novel...

  • Interview: Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines)

    Two young fathers find themselves pinned down by the antagonistic forces that define their choices and ultimately shape and foreshadow the future. In The Place...

  • Interview: Benoît Jacquot (Farewell, My Queen)

    French writer and director Benoît Jacquot gives an intimate look at the last days of monarchy during the beginning of the French Revolution. A young...

  • 55th San Franciso Int. Film Fest: Farewell, My Queen and Farewell to Festival Stalwarts

    The 55th edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival opens today, April 19th with the French period drama “Farewell, My Queen” by Benoît Jacquot...