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.

Iran, Armenia to Expand Ties in Film Industry

Iran and Armenia have signed an agreement to expand bilateral ties in the movie industry.

Iran’s Leila Hatami among Best Actresses of 21st Century

A list by IndieWire has put the performance of Iranian actress Leila Hatami in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning drama ‘A Separation’ in its list of “The 25 Best Female Movie Performances of the 21st Century”.
Breath

‘Breath’ Great Choice to Represent Iran’s Cinema in World: Official

A former Iranian culture minister says the film ‘Breath’ directed by Narges Abyar is a good choice to represent Iran in the global arena, particularly the Academy Awards.

Iran Selects ‘Breath’ as Official Submission to Academy Awards

The Iranian drama ‘Breath’ (Nafas), directed by female filmmaker Narges Abyar, has been selected as the country’s official submission to the 90th Academy Awards in the best foreign language film category.

Iranian Film Bags Two Awards at Venice Festival

The Iranian film ‘No Date, No Signature’ has won the awards for Best Director and Best Actor at the Venice Horizons section of the 74th Venice Film Festival.
Iranian Filmmaker Receives Italy's Mutti Prize

Iranian Filmmaker Receives Italy’s Mutti Prize

Iranian filmmaker Ali Jenaban has been honored with the Mutti Prize-AMM, which is awarded annually to immigrant filmmakers residing in Italy.
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Iran Sells Screening Rights of 64 Films to Other Countries

The screening rights of dozens of Iranian films have been sold to other countries during President Hassan Rouhani’s first term, according to an official.
Iranian Documentary to Compete in Sydney Film Festival

Iranian Documentary to Compete in Sydney Film Festival

Iranian documentary ‘Mashti Esmaeil’ will take part in the competition section of the 15th Experimental International Film Festival (flExiff 2002-2022), which is due to be held in Sydney, Australia, on September 23-24, 2017.
Asghar Farhadi Starts Shooting Latest Film in Spain

Asghar Farhadi Starts Shooting Latest Film in Spain

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, the two-time Oscar-winning director of “A Separation” and “The Salesman,” has started principal photography on “Everybody Knows”, his new psychological thriller starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
Jerry Lewis

Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis Dies at 91

Jerry Lewis, the world renowned comedian and filmmaker who was hugely popular among Iranian people, died Sunday after a brief illness at the age of 91.

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