Cinema

The performing arts are well-represented in Iran, with many famous filmmakers and actors. The latest news, gossip and reports can be accessed here.

Int’l Children Film Festival Concludes in Iran’s Isfahan

The 30th international film festival for children and youth wrapped up in the Iranian city of Isfahan.
Bahram Beyzai

St Andrews University Awards DLitt to Iranian Maestro

Critically acclaimed Iranian playwright, theater and film director Bahram Beyzai has received the Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Asghar Farhadi's Films Screened in Rome Open-Air Festival

Asghar Farhadi’s Films Screened in Rome Open-Air Festival

The retrospective of Iranian Oscar winner filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is part of the third Trastevere Film Festival, currently underway in the Trastevere district of Rome.
Saman Arastoo

Agonizing Odyssey of Iranian Transsexual: From Despair to Survival

Saman Arastoo, an Iranian actor and director, was born a woman, but he soon found out that he is very different from his peers.
bahram-radan

Iranian Actor among Torch Bearers of Winter Olympics

Iranian cinema superstar Bahram Radan has been chosen as one of the main torch bearers of 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Iranian Actress Awarded at Brooklyn Film Festival

Iranian Actress Awarded at Brooklyn Film Festival

Golab Adineh, a well-known Iranian actress, has been selected as the Best Female Actor at the latest edition of Brooklyn Film Festival for her appearance in the film ‘The Sis’.
FILMADRID to Praise Iranian Maestro of Absurd Cinema

FILMADRID to Praise Iranian Maestro of Absurd Cinema

The Madrid Cinema Festival, known as FILMADRID, is going to pay tribute to Iranian filmmaker Mani Haghighi as ‘an undisputed maestro of absurd cinema’ in a special section dedicated to Iranian comedy and absurd films.
Iranian Celebrities React to Twin Attacks in Tehran

Iranian Celebrities React to Twin Attacks in Tehran

A large number of Iranian celebrities have reacted to the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran on June 7. They posted photos and messages on social media to demonstrate Iranians’ solidarity with each other. The celebrities also sympathized with the victims’ families and expressed their dismay at the violent assaults.
High Dose of Heparin Caused Kiarostami's Death: Official

High Dose of Heparin Caused Kiarostami’s Death: Official

An Iranian health official attributed the cause of death of celebrated film director Abbas Kiarostami to “meningeal hemorrhage” due to a blood thinner medicine he was given when he was hospitalized in France.
Iranian Film Wins Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes Festival

Iranian Film Wins Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes Festival

A Man of Integrity (Lerd), the latest film by Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, won the Un Certain Regard award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

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