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London Iranian Film Festival

How can one of the world's most culturally repressive regimes produce such brilliant movies? The question still stands, in light of Asghar Farhadi, whose A Separation (which played at this festival last year) won the best foreign film Oscar, and whose About Elly enjoyed a warm reception here, even as its star, Golshifteh Farahani, was exiled for displaying nudity in a French ad. What will the contradictory country come up with next? There are more potential award-winners here, such as Here Without Me or family drama A Cube Of Sugar.

Various venues, Mon to 23 Nov

Food For Real Film Festival, Liverpool

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