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The 2011 Oscar win for the Iranian movie "A Separation" snapped the focus on what was coming out of the Islamic Republic."Taxi" by Jafar Panahi, a dissident director living in Tehran who is defying a ban by the government there on making movies for 20 years, is the latest big success.His film, smuggled out of Iran, took top prize at the Berlin Film Festival last month. Despite the accolade, "Taxi" won't be shown in Iranian cinemas. That same market will also offer "The Voices," a less-lofty, more commercial movie by Marjane Satrapi, the Iranian-French director behind the award-winning 2007 black-and-white animation "Persepolis". Ana Lily Amirpour, an Iranian-American born in Britain, offers one such movie: a black-and-white "vampire western" about a trendy, bloodsucking Iranian dressed in Islamic garb, entitled "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night".
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