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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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(2023). Nativism and Utopia in Parviz Kimiavi’s OK Mister. In Cinema Iranica. Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/7710-2/
. "Nativism and Utopia in Parviz Kimiavi’s OK Mister." Cinema Iranica, Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation, 2023. https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/7710-2/
(2023). Nativism and Utopia in Parviz Kimiavi’s OK Mister. In Cinema Iranica. Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation. Available from: https://cinema.iranicaonline.org/article/7710-2/ [Accessed July 19, 2024].
. "Nativism and Utopia in Parviz Kimiavi’s OK Mister." In Cinema Iranica, (Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation, 2023) 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.