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.
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.
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.
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.
The two-time Oscar winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi will open the 70th edition of prestigious Cannes Film Festival later on Wednesday.
The closing ceremony of the 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) was held in Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Thursday.
“The French Film Week” will be held in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts (TMoCA) from April 26 to May 1.
Iranian cinema takings stood at a record high of 1.63 trillion rials ($43.62 million) last Iranian year, up 123% compared to the year before.
The 35th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) opened on Friday in Tehran with the screening of over 40 movies in 10 sections at various cinema halls.
Four films from Iran plus one by Iran-born American-based director will be screened at the 70th Cannes Film Festival slated for May 17-28 in Cannes, France.