• Ninteen Eighty-Four, Michael Radford (1984 British adaptation)
  • The Class, Laurent Cantet (French)


  • Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
  • Moonlight, Barry Jenkins
  • Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade
  • Your Name, Makoto Shinkai


  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Blue Valentine, Derek Cianfrance
  • SABRÁS QUÉ HACER CONMIGO / You’ll know what to do with me (Mexican)
  • Together Apart, K. Rajagopal


  • Twinsters, Samantha Futerman & Ryan Miyamoto
  • Blue is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche
  • Thelma & Louise, Ridley Scott

Iranian films

  • About Elly, Asghar Farhadi
  • The Salesman, Asghar Farhadi
  • Taste of Cherry, Abbas Kiarostami
  • Certified Copy, Abbas Kiarostami
  • Ten, Abbas Kiarostami
  • Close-up, Abbas Kiarostami (rewatch)
  • The Apple, Samira Makhmalbaf
  • The Song of Sparrows, Majid Majidi


Currently Reading: 1984, George Orwell

To read:

  • The Bookseller of Kabul, Åsne Seierstad
  • Censoring an Iranian love story, Shahriar Mandanipour
  • The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir
  • Kokoro, Natsume Sōseki
  • Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl
  • On Photography, Susan Sontag
  • Film Theory: An Introduction Through the Senses, Thomas Elsaesser, Malte Hagener
  • The Symposium, Plato
  • Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley