Kiumars Pourahmad in the picture frame

The wave was followed by the 1979 revolution which brought a sudden end to this flourishing era.The value of Iranian New Wave was not limited to the box office figures or the critics’ consensus: it changed the way the new generation looked at cinema. The directors of the movement produced what is arguably one of the most original and influential national cinemas of the late 20th century, with a number of films that rank among the greatest in world cinema.