The great Iranian director lost a home but gained a planet.
Some of our notables showed great courage this year, others are simply notorious, but all 10 had a big impact in 2011.
Offside examines soccer and women in Iran
Banned in his home country, Iranian Jafar Panahi scores with his sports movie as social commentary
The Circle is a powerhouse of a film about women in Iran
Majid Majidi's new film extends Iranian cinema's fascination with children
The White Balloon sails atop simple storytelling