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Oliver Stone Blasts Western Media for Portraying Negative Image of Putin

Acclaimed American writer and filmmaker Oliver Stone, in a workshop in Tehran, has hailed Russian President Vladimir Putin as a ‘great politician’, rapping Western media for offering a negative picture of him based on biased ideologies.

Iran to Build 100 Movie Theatres This Year: Minister

Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance says at least 100 movie theatres were opened across Iran last year and the government plans to establish the same number of cinemas by the end of the current Iranian calendar year.

“Jafar Panahi Owes His Int’l Awards to Iranian Judiciary”

The latest work by Iranian director Jafar Panahi has been selected as one of the competitors in the main competition of this year’s Cannes Film Festival despite the fact that he is officially banned by the Judiciary from filmmaking.

36th Fajr Festival Opens on 120th Anniversary Iranian Cinema

The 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival opened last night as the country celebrated the 120th anniversary of the Iranian Cinema.

Georgian Cinema to Be Reviewed at Iran’s Fajr Festival

A new space has been created at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival, to be held in Tehran April 19-27, bringing together some of the best contemporary movies from Georgia’s fast growing and dynamic cinema.
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Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows” to Open Cannes 2018

This year’s edition of the Cannes film festival will open with the latest drama by the well-known Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, "Everybody Knows", the organizers of the prestigious French film festival announced on Thursday.

Third Iranian Film Week Underway in Bosnia (+Video)

The third annual festival of Iranian films has been opened to cinemagoers in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo since the beginning of this week.

Festival of Iranian Films Kicks Off in Azerbaijan Republic

The “Iranian Film Days”, which was opened in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan Republic, on Friday February 23, has been warmly received by enthusiastic Azeri audiences.

IRGC Chief Praises Film about Fight against ISIS

IRGC Chief-Commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari has lauded an Iranian film about Tehran’s role in the fight against terrorism in Syria, praising its director for his allegiance to the Islamic Republic.

36th Fajr Film Festival Underway in Tehran

The 36th edition of the Fajr Film Festival opened in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Thursday with many cultural and cinematic figures in attendance.

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