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.
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.
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.
Many commentators across the world believe that Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s statement after receiving the Academy Award and his move to boycott the Oscars ceremony were a very effective response to Trump’s travel ban against Muslim nationals.
A number of senior Iranian lawmakers have lauded Asghar Farhadi for boycotting the Oscars ceremony and at the same time winning the prestigious Academy Award.
The US state department deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by prominent Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi who had criticized President Donald Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane”.
Several Iranian officials including First Vice-President, Foreign Minister, and Minister of Culture have offered their felicitation to Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi after his latest film The Salesman won Iran the second Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and the US Department of State, in separate messages, congratulated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi on winning his second Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
The Salesman, the latest film by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, won Iran the 2017 Academy Award for best foreign-language film.
Jafar Panahi, the renowned Iranian filmmaker and a member of the Academy, says Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” deserves to be awarded an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film regardless of who calls the shots in the US political arena.