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.

Everybody Knows

Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows” to Open Cannes 2018

This year’s edition of the Cannes film festival will open with the latest drama by the well-known Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, "Everybody Knows", the organizers of the prestigious French film festival announced on Thursday.

Third Iranian Film Week Underway in Bosnia (+Video)

The third annual festival of Iranian films has been opened to cinemagoers in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo since the beginning of this week.

Festival of Iranian Films Kicks Off in Azerbaijan Republic

The “Iranian Film Days”, which was opened in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan Republic, on Friday February 23, has been warmly received by enthusiastic Azeri audiences.

IRGC Chief Praises Film about Fight against ISIS

IRGC Chief-Commander Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari has lauded an Iranian film about Tehran’s role in the fight against terrorism in Syria, praising its director for his allegiance to the Islamic Republic.

36th Fajr Film Festival Underway in Tehran

The 36th edition of the Fajr Film Festival opened in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Thursday with many cultural and cinematic figures in attendance.
Kiarostami

Belgium Centre for Fine Arts to Pay Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami

The Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, plans to commemorate the late legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami by screening a number of his movies.
the salesman

Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ Nominated for BAFTA 2018

The Academy award-winning film ‘The Salesman’ directed by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has been nominated for 2018 BAFTA Awards in the Best Film Not in the English Language category.

Iran Wins Two Prizes at Montreal Film Awards

The Iranian film “Kupal” has won the Grand Prix Narrative Feature at the international feature competition section of the Third Montreal Independent Film Awards. Another Iranian work also won the Grand Prix narrative Short.

Cinemas to Open in Saudi Arabia for First Time in 35 Years

Saudi Arabia has announced that public cinemas would be allowed in the kingdom and the first cinemas were likely to open in early 2018 after 35 years.

Animation about Iran among Nominees of Academy Awards

An animated film about Iran and Persian literature has been shortlisted by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of the 26 films to be considered for this year’s Academy Award.

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