Mandanipour's, Censoring an Iranian Love Story (2009) is hilarious, entertaining
& sad. It even provides a glimpse of Iranian TV:
It was around the same time that while watching a movie on television we would suddenly see that contrary to the tenets of filmmaking, and contrary to the most basic principles of cinematography, a midrange shot would abruptly change to a close-up. A hazy, staticky, faded, close-up. It took a while for us to realize that this only happens when the actress enters the scene. After much research, we learned that to avoid having to cut films by some forty-five minutes, and because eliminating certain scenes would render a film completely meaningless, those in charge of censoring television programs had, with the use of state-of-the-art technology, found an artistic-cinematic solution. If in an important scene the actress was dressed in a sleeveless shirt or a short skirt, they would refilm shots of her face in close-up and insert these images into the film.