Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Code Pink: "Senators Kirk, Schumer, and Menendez have sponsored an AIPAC-written bill S. 1881 that will impose new sanctions on Iran. The Administration has said this bill will kill diplomacy with Iran and President Obama has called it a "march to war" since it will effectively end nuclear talks. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can stop this bill by not allowing it to come up for a vote. Don't undermine this golden chance for diplomacy to work; ask Senate Majority Leader Reid to keep the bill off the floor. "

Sunday, January 19, 2014



Walt Whitman

I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

Lorna's Silence

Lorna's Silence is a 2008 drama film by the Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.
A film on the brutality on immigrants. 
Read a review.

The Double Life of Veronique

“Krzysztof Kieślowski’s international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. Irène Jacob is incandescent as both Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, emotional bond, which Kieślowski details in gorgeous reflections, colors, and movements. Aided by Slawomir Idziak’s shimmering cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner’s haunting, operatic score, Kieślowski creates one of cinema’s most purely metaphysical works. The Double Life of Véronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling.”

Le miracle de la vie

Le miracle de la vie

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms a beautiful film directed by Doris Dorrie, Germany, 2008
The story culminates in a pilgrimage to Mount Fuji in the midst of the cherry blossom season, a celebration of beauty, impermanence, and new beginnings.

Friday, January 3, 2014

The Phone

On the last weekend of November, Hossein Khandan  participated in the Shanghai 48 Hour Film Project. For the first time, he had to make a movie in less than 48 hours with an unknown crew and genre. 
Here is the film: The Phone . His first film in Chinese language.