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.

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Social Learning Theory to vie for honors at Lanzarote Film Festival

Social Learning Theory is a short film which takes a look at the negative and traumatic effects that watching public executions could possibly have on children.
Prophet Mohammad Movie

Muhammad, a giant step by Iranian cinema toward Muslim unity

Muhammad, which will premiere at the 2015 Fajr Festival, is a cultural symbol of Muslim unity.
Parde Neshin Movie

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.
Abbas Kiarostami

The world needs justice-based peace, not temporary ceasefire

Abbas Kiarostami, a famed Iranian filmmaker, is told by those fighting on battlefields about what happened during the Iraq-Iran war which touched the lives of so many people.
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Iranian actress Merila Zarei wins award at the 2014 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Merila Zarei has won the Best Actress Award at the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards for her role in the Iranian war drama ‘Track 143’ directed by female filmmaker Narges Abyar.
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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.
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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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Iranian director’s short film nominated for Oscar

Parvaneh, a film by an Iranian director, has made it to the short list for the best Live Action Short Film at the 87th Academy Awards.
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Iran animation bags award at Munich film festival

Scale, an Iranian short animation, has won the climate award of Munich International Festival of Film Schools in Germany.
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Iranian drama to go on screen in Argentina

Melbourne, an Iranian movie directed by Nima Javidi, is to be screened at the competition section of the 29th edition of Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina.

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