Mania Akbari (Iran, born 1974)
Untitled, c. 2008
Diptych, digital print on canvas,
180 x 40cm (70 7/8 x 15 3/4in); entire work 180 x 80cm (70 7/8 x 31 1/2in).
Mania Akbari (born 1974) is an internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker, actress, artist and writer whose works mostly deal with themes of sexual identity, women, marriage, abortion, infidelity and lesbianism. Her style, unlike the long tradition of melodrama in Iranian cinema, is rooted in modern visual arts and the avant-garde. Akbari, because of the themes discussed in her films and her opposition to censorship, is considered as one of the most controversial filmmakers in Iran. As an actress, she is probably best known for her role on Abbas Kiarostami's Ten. More on Mania Akbari
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