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.

Zawen-Ghokasian

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.
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.
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.
Iranian Muhammad (PBUH) Movie

Egypt’s Al-Azhar urges Iran to ban movie “Muhammad (PBUH)”

The movie director said the main aim behind his grand cinematic project is to denounce extremist moves by those who resort to violence in the name of Islam.
Berlin film festival

Berlin Film Festival to screen four Iranian films

Iranian films admitted to the festival have made international headlines in recent year after winning much-coveted Golden and Silver Bears.
Janati-Portugal

Iran’s foreign relations are developing: Minister

Jannati expressed readiness for expansion of bilateral relations between Tehran and Lisbon in different fields and for exploiting the two countries' cultural potential.
film festival

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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