I do believe though that when you really want something, when you feel completely passionate about something, fear is a secondary emotion.
I had too big a job to do to let fear get in my way, and it definitely helped to have such a supporting cast and crew.
Nikohl: No, I can’t say I really see this as a feminist film.
And, of course, a BULLETT interview wouldn’t be complete without a tie-in to our on-stands-now Cosmic Issue.
As a child, what was your understanding of the universe?
Given that the film addresses issues like sexuality, drug use, and censorship—did you anticipate that the film would be banned in Iran?
Was that something that you (or your families) were worried about? You get five pages in the script and you know that there’s no way that this film would ever be shown in Iran.