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.

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Cannes Festival to Screen Works by 5 Iranian Filmmakers

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.
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Iranian Filmmaker Wins Best Director Award in Canada

Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar was selected as the best director at the 12th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF).
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Iran’s Cinema in Grief over Death of Influential Figure

Ali Moallem, an influential and educated film producer, critic, publisher and managing director and editor-in-chief of Donya-ye Tasvir (Picture World) magazine, passed away on Monday at the age of 54.
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Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem to Appear in Asghar Farhadi’s Film

The two-time Oscar winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi announced that Spanish stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem will play in his next film due to be produced in Spain as of September.
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Iran’s Disadvantaged Areas Say Hello to Cinema

Based on an ongoing plan in Iran named ‘Hello Cinema’, people in underdeveloped regions can watch films in mobile movie theatres taken to their towns and villages.
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Farhadi’s Oscar Checkmates Trump! (Cartoon)

Many commentators across the world believe that Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s statement after receiving the Academy Award and his move to boycott the Oscars ceremony were a very effective response to Trump’s travel ban against Muslim nationals.
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Farhadi’s Oscars Boycott Best Reaction to Trump: MP

A number of senior Iranian lawmakers have lauded Asghar Farhadi for boycotting the Oscars ceremony and at the same time winning the prestigious Academy Award.
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US State Dept. Removes Tweet in Praise of Iranian Oscar Winner

The US state department deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by prominent Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi who had criticized President Donald Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane”.
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High-Ranking Iranian Officials Congratulate Farhadi on Academy Award

Several Iranian officials including First Vice-President, Foreign Minister, and Minister of Culture have offered their felicitation to Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi after his latest film The Salesman won Iran the second Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
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London Mayor, US State Dept. Congratulate Farhadi on Oscar

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and the US Department of State, in separate messages, congratulated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi on winning his second Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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