In this piece, Makhmalbaf pays tribute to cinema.
He reflects on cinema and art as a whole through conversations with ordinary people showing their hopes, dreams and above all their sacrifices for this art form. Cinema has a unique significance to each of them. They sigh, they cry but they don't lose hope as cinema is always there for them to express their sufferings and the fears that eat their souls.
Art teaches you to be humane and enables you…
A conversation between Dario and Argento..
Dario: I watched that flick you told me about the other day.
Argento: Which one?
Dario: The one directed by Polanski about modern witchcraft.
Argento: Rosemary's baby?
Dario: That's the one.
Argento: You know? I thought of rewriting the screenplay and wanted you to direct the movie.
Dario: I will be glad to.
Argento: But I'm afraid my screenplay isn't that good.
Dario: Don't worry. I will fill the scenes with intense colors to…