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.

narges abyar wins best director award canada

Iranian Filmmaker Wins Best Director Award in Canada

Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar was selected as the best director at the 12th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF).
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.
A Few Cubic Meters- movie

“A Few Cubic Meters of Love”, a joint Iran-Afghan film becomes a candidate for...

“A Few Cubic Meters of Love”, an Iranian movie shot in Afghanistan, is to be presented as an Afghan production at the 87th Academy Awards.
The Salesman - Asghar Farhadi

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.
Iranian Celebrities React to Twin Attacks in Tehran

Iranian Celebrities React to Twin Attacks in Tehran

A large number of Iranian celebrities have reacted to the twin terrorist attacks in Tehran on June 7. They posted photos and messages on social media to demonstrate Iranians’ solidarity with each other. The celebrities also sympathized with the victims’ families and expressed their dismay at the violent assaults.
Oscars

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.
Abdol Aziz Al Sheikh

Cultural Revolution in Saudi Arabia: Will Saudis Finally Be Allowed to Go to Cinema?

This year, the Saudi General Authority for Entertainment has some plans whose implementation would enrage extremist clergies of this country.
shahab hosseini

Trump’s Actions Reminiscent of Hitler: Palme d’Or Winner

Shahab Hosseini, the leading actor of Asghar Farhadi’s latest film “The Salesman”, compared US President Trump with Hitler, and also recommended that Hollywood directors make a film about Nimrod, the ancient King who claimed to be the Lord, but was killed by a mosquito.
Majidi

Majidi’s ‘Muhammad’ to represent Iran at the Oscars

The movie is aimed at removing the violent image of Islam created by terrorist groups, Majid Majidi said.
Farhadi-Alidousti-Hosseini

From Asghar Farhadi’s Tie Knot to Alidousti and Hosseini’s Outfit in Cannes Festival

Earlier this week, a press conference was held for Asghar Farhadi’s latest film The Salesman. Interestingly, one of the top stories discussed in the presser was the way the film’s crew, particularly the actors Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidousti, and Farhadi himself, dressed in the Cannes Film Festival.

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