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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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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.
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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.

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.

‘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.

Praguians give standing ovation to ‘Risk of Acid Rain’

Behtash Sanaiha’s ‘Risk of Acid Rain’ has won the audience award during its participation in Prague Film Festival.

Photography: Another of Abbas Kiarostami’s Skills

Eight years ago Kiarostami broke the record for the most expensive photo in the Middle East with a snowy scene. Although he is known to the world for his unique cinema and varied movies, he manages to expose a different side of himself through his photography.
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National Cinema Day to return to official calendar

Iran Cinema Organization appeals for the reinstatement of National Cinema Day on the country’s official calendar.

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.

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