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.

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.
Asghar Farhadi to Open Cannes Film Festival

Asghar Farhadi to Open Cannes Film Festival

The two-time Oscar winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi will open the 70th edition of prestigious Cannes Film Festival later on Wednesday.

Fajr Int’l Film Festival Wraps Up in Tehran

The closing ceremony of the 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) was held in Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Thursday.
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Tehran to Host French Film Week

“The French Film Week” will be held in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts (TMoCA) from April 26 to May 1.
123% Increase in Iran’s Box Office Takings

123% Increase in Iran’s Box Office Takings

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.
Fajr Int'l Film Festival Starts Work in Tehran (3)

Fajr Int’l Film Festival Starts Work in Tehran

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.
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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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