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.

Hollywood Producer Supports Iranian Filmmaker’s Oscar Boycott

American film producer and film studio executive Harvey Weinstein is another Hollywood figure who has opposed US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban and backed Iran’s acclaimed filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and his decision not to attend the Oscar ceremony.

Green Film Fest to promote environment protection: Ebtekar

One of the most important environmental activities this year will be organizing and holding the Green Film Festival, says head of Iran's Department of Environment.
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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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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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Artists commemorate Hamid Samandarian

The Iranian artistic community has honored the memory of renowned theater director Hamid Samandarian. A July 14th issue of Iran Daily – a Tehran-based English-language newspaper – ran a short report on the ceremony to mark the occasion.

The image of you by Vank Cathedral sticks in my mind forever

Isfahan owes a lot to Zaven Ghokasian; without his efforts, cinema wouldn’t have survived in this Iranian city.

President Rouhani Lauds Late Kiarostami’s View of Life

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered condolences over the death of the country’s award-winning film director Abbas Kiarostami, hailing his works as valuable contributions to promotion of “peace” and “friendship” in the world.
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Iranian Filmmaker’s Empty Seat at Oscars Annual Luncheon

The absence of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who boycotted the Oscars for Trump’s visa ban, was the focus of attention at the Academy Award’s annual luncheon.

Seminary official and students weigh in on a TV series about clerics

Seminary students lead a simple and unassuming life. Unfortunately, the younger generation only knows clerics through TV.

First Female Space Tourist, NASA Executive to Represent Iran at Oscars

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has chosen two prominent Iranian Americans, engineer Anousheh Ansari, known as the first female space tourist, and Dr. Firouz Naderi, the former director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA, to represent his film “The Salesman” at the upcoming Oscars ceremony.

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