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Friday, 11 March 2011

My Favourite Iranian Film: The Lizard aka Marmulak



From Ahangaran to a diametrically opposed piece of culture in the form of my favourite Iranian film, The Lizard, aka Marmulak


"Marmoolak" (The Lizard), a film by Iranian director Kamal Tabrizi about a convict who


escapes prison in the cloak and turban of a cleric and becomes an accidental mullah, was a


huge hit in Iran. Ticket lines snaked around theaters. People bought tickets days in advance,


breaking Iranian box-office records. Everyone, from schoolchildren to grandmothers,


talked about the film. All wondered, out loud, how such an open criticism of the clergy


could receive a screening permit from this theocratic regime.  The film was banned in


Iran after only 3 weeks."



 



See the whole film here.

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