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The Salesman - Asghar Farhadi

Iran’s Submission to Academy Awards among 9 Shortlisted Films

Asghar Farhadi’s latest film ‘The Salesman’, which is Iran’s official submission to Academy Awards, has been selected as one of the final nine nominees for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Oscars.
Robin Williams

Life and death of Robin Williams from a psychiatric perspective

A psychological look at the suicide of Hollywood great Robin Williams.
Film Festival in Dallas Features Several Iranian Animations

Film Festival in Dallas Features Several Iranian Animations

A number of Iranian animated films have been screened for children in Dallas, the United States, as part of a festival dedicated to Persian movies.
Miguel Ernesto

Acclaimed Chilean filmmaker to attend film festival in Iran

A Chilean film director, screenwriter and film producer, Miguel Ernesto Littin Cucumides, is scheduled to take part in the third edition of the Ammar International Popular Film Festival in the Iranian capital city of Tehran later this month.
Asghar Farhadi Starts Shooting Latest Film in Spain

Asghar Farhadi Starts Shooting Latest Film in Spain

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, the two-time Oscar-winning director of “A Separation” and “The Salesman,” has started principal photography on “Everybody Knows”, his new psychological thriller starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
Jannati-Mummad Movie

Muhammad is the most distinguished Iranian film in 35 years

Ali Jannati, the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance has called Muhammad the Messenger of God as the best Iranian movie after the revolution, saying it is perfect in terms of theme, content and technical issues.

New Movie Mocks Anti-Iran Films

Several other infamous individuals including Netanyahu, Ariel Sharon and Osama bin Laden are also depicted in the film.
Ashar Bichare04

Veteran Iranian Photographer Bichareh Dies in Los Angeles

Asghar Bichareh, perhaps the oldest photographer active in Iranian cinema, died on Saturday, June 11, in the US city of Los Angeles at the age of 89.
Vahid Jalilvand

Iran’s Jalilvand Wins Gold Hugo at Chicago Film Festival

Iranian filmmaker Vahid Jalilvand has bagged the prestigious Gold Hugo award at the 53rd edition of Chicago International Film Festival for his latest drama ‘No Date, No Signature’.

‘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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