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Nativism and utopia in Parviz Kimiavi’s OK Mister

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Nativism and utopia in Parviz Kimiavi’s OK Mister

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Cinema Iranica (April 21, 2024) Nativism and utopia in Parviz Kimiavi’s OK Mister. Retrieved from https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/7710-2/.
"Nativism and utopia in Parviz Kimiavi’s OK Mister." Cinema Iranica - April 21, 2024, https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/7710-2/
Cinema Iranica November 13, 2023 Nativism and utopia in Parviz Kimiavi’s OK Mister., viewed April 21, 2024,<https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/7710-2/>
"Nativism and utopia in Parviz Kimiavi’s OK Mister." Cinema Iranica - Accessed April 21, 2024. https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/7710-2/

OK Mister (1978) is Parviz Kimiavi’s final pre-revolutionary film. This article shows how Kimiavi undertakes a trenchant critique of the cultural and social milieu prevailing in Iran during the Shah’s era. Kimiavi’s symbolic and allegorical approach resonates with the post-colonial sensibilities influenced by the nativist and anti-Western ideologies prevalent among Iranian filmmakers and intellectuals during the 1960s.