Faeze Pourpeyghambar

Faeze Pourpeyghambar

An Eng. instructor
Actually, a cinephile

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  • A Regular Woman

    A Regular Woman

    ★★★½

    A Regular Woman (2019) or Nur eine Frau, is the second film around the subject of Honor Killing that I have recently seen from the German cinema. It’s directed by Sherry Hormann, who originally is American, but mainly works in Deutschland. A Regular Woman is this 66-year-old filmmaker’s latter work, focused on cultural dogmatism in middle-east; Let’s say Honor Killing, in particular. This film is important in that, it includes data regarding honor crimes.

    This is the true story of…

  • When We Leave

    When We Leave

    ★★★½

    When We Leave (2010) or Die Fremde is a socio-political drama, produced and directed by the Austrian filmmaker, Feo Aladag, in which is her most successful film by far. Yes, this film was sort of a success, in which won two German Film Awards for Best Leading Actress and Best Feature Film from the Germany's film critics association.

    This film’s plot is of a great importance for me, just like of a giant scale for the rest of middle-eastern women,…

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  • Stroszek

    Stroszek

    ★★★★½

    Stroszek (1977) is a comedy drama directed by the great Werner Herzog in 1977. He wrote this film in four days, around his favorite actor, Bruno S, as Stroszek. Herzog is truly a prolific auteur that captures the characters at psychological extremes and I can bring The Wrath of God (1972) and Heart of Glass (1976) as my best examples to assert this. But Stroszek is his most realistic film, something less sublime, yet stylised in many respects.

    It tells…

  • Berlin Alexanderplatz

    Berlin Alexanderplatz

    ★★★★½

    Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) is a West German television miniseries directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Unfortunately, Fassbinder died at the age of 36 before Berlin Alexanderplatz was released theatrically in America… This film is often cited as the longest movie ever made, weighing in at 930 minutes! It is based on Alfred Döblin’s great modernist novel, The Punishment Begins, who successfully transferred the chaotic glory of 1920s Berlin straight onto the page.

    The film opens with central character Franz Biberkopf (Günter…