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.

Asghar Farhadi to Open Cannes Film Festival

Asghar Farhadi to Open Cannes Film Festival

The two-time Oscar winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi will open the 70th edition of prestigious Cannes Film Festival later on Wednesday.

Fajr Int’l Film Festival Wraps Up in Tehran

The closing ceremony of the 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) was held in Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Thursday.
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Tehran to Host French Film Week

“The French Film Week” will be held in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts (TMoCA) from April 26 to May 1.
123% Increase in Iran’s Box Office Takings

123% Increase in Iran’s Box Office Takings

Iranian cinema takings stood at a record high of 1.63 trillion rials ($43.62 million) last Iranian year, up 123% compared to the year before.
Fajr Int'l Film Festival Starts Work in Tehran (3)

Fajr Int’l Film Festival Starts Work in Tehran

The 35th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) opened on Friday in Tehran with the screening of over 40 movies in 10 sections at various cinema halls.
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Cannes Festival to Screen Works by 5 Iranian Filmmakers

Four films from Iran plus one by Iran-born American-based director will be screened at the 70th Cannes Film Festival slated for May 17-28 in Cannes, France.
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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).
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Iran’s Cinema in Grief over Death of Influential Figure

Ali Moallem, an influential and educated film producer, critic, publisher and managing director and editor-in-chief of Donya-ye Tasvir (Picture World) magazine, passed away on Monday at the age of 54.
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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Iran’s Disadvantaged Areas Say Hello to Cinema

Based on an ongoing plan in Iran named ‘Hello Cinema’, people in underdeveloped regions can watch films in mobile movie theatres taken to their towns and villages.

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