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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Iran’s Cinéma Vérité Film Festival names 2014 winners

Cinéma Vérité, an Iranian international festival for documentary films, is intended to express the relationship between reality and truth.

‘The Songs of My Land’ wins Russian Jury Prize

International Orthodox Film Festival granted three awards to the Iranian anti-terrorist movie 'The Songs of My Land'.
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Iranian animation ‘Mice City 2’ to be screened on Eid al-Fitr

Iranian animation ‘Mice City 2’ producer has said the movie was already produced to be shown on Eid al-Fitr.

Iranian bodyguard recalls painful encounter with Seagal

Ahmad Irandoust, a towering Iranian bodyguard recalls his encounter with Steven Seagal behind the scenes of a movie where he challenged the muscled US actor to a fight.

Iranian movies to go on screen at UCLA event

13 documentary, animated and feature movies of Iranian cinema will be showcased at UCLA Film Festival.

Asghar Farhadi Dismisses Reports on Qatari Investment on His Latest Film

Renowned Iranian director, known for his Oscar-winning film “A Separation”, categorically denied a recent report that claimed Qataris have produced or invested in his latest film, “The Salesman”, which is going to compete in the Cannes Film Festival.
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‘Fish and Cat’ bags NETPAC

An Iranian movie which has already earned a number of awards at different film festivals was awarded at the Iranian Film Festival Australia 2014.

African- American stars boycott Oscar in protest against racial discrimination

Following the publication of list of the Oscar Award nominees, a number of African –American stars boycotted the academy Award attendance to express their dissatisfaction for absence of diversity of nominees.

Asghar Farhadi’s Latest Film Warmly Received by Critics in Cannes

“The Salesman”, the latest film by acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, has received great reviews by film critics who watched the film in the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, and is said to have a great chance for winning the Palme d'Or as well as other awards in the prestigious festival.
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Russian film festival honors two Iranian figures

Abyar was awarded the Best Film prize for her first feature film Objects in the Mirror Are Closer than They Appear and the film’s actress Gelareh Abbasi took the Best Actress award.

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