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.

Iranian Actress Awarded at Brooklyn Film Festival

Iranian Actress Awarded at Brooklyn Film Festival

Golab Adineh, a well-known Iranian actress, has been selected as the Best Female Actor at the latest edition of Brooklyn Film Festival for her appearance in the film ‘The Sis’.

Top Iranian cineastes to hold workshops at Fajr festival

Some top Iranian cineastes are scheduled to hold a series of workshops during the 34th Fajr International Film Festival, which will open in Tehran tomorrow.
Face to Face with Asghar Farhadi

Creator of A Separation in a close-up

Face to Face with Asghar Farhadi, a book by Esmaeil Mihandoust, offers a vivid portrait of the renowned Oscar-winning Iranian film director.
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz leaving El Capitain Theater in Hollywood

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem to Appear in Asghar Farhadi’s Film

The two-time Oscar winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi announced that Spanish stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem will play in his next film due to be produced in Spain as of September.
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World renowned Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami passes away

Internationally-acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami has passed away in France where he had been receiving treatment for cancer.
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Hard-Line Weekly Shut Down in Iran after Insulting Actors

Yalasarat, radical Iranian news weekly belonging to the hard-line group Ansar Hezbollah, was recently shut down by the Iranian government because of insulting actors in a report on how artists had dressed up in Hafez Awards, a private film festival annually held in Tehran.
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Iranian Cartoonist’s Look at Separation of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

After a press statement on Tuesday, September 20, the love story of Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who were married in 2014, came to an unhappy end.
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“My Hat Is Off to Asghar Farhadi for Standing by His Principles”

Two prominent Iranian Americans Dr. Firouz Naderi and engineer Anousheh Ansari say they are honoured to represent Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” at the upcoming Oscars ceremony.
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Iran’s Submission ‘The Salesman’ Receives Oscar Nomination

‘The Salesman’, the latest film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, has been nominated as Best Foreign Language Film for the 2017 Academy Awards.
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10,000 Expected to Attend Open-Air Screening of Iranian Film in London

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s latest drama ‘The Salesman’ will be screened hours before the Academy Awards ceremony for thousands of people in central London in a move organised by London mayor as a protest against US President’s visa ban, which prompted Farhadi to boycott the Oscars.

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