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.

Iranian Film ‘Zar’ among 2017 Best Horror Movies

The horror film ‘Zar’ written and directed by Nima Farahi has been selected by the Spotlight Horror Awards, an American virtual magazine for horror films, as one of the award winners in 2017.
Six Iranian Films at Durban International Film Festival

Six Iranian Films at Durban International Film Festival

Three feature films, two documentaries and a short film will represent the Islamic Republic of Iran at the 38th Durban International Film Festival in South Africa.

180 Iranian Female Filmmakers to Compete in Int’l Festival

A record-breaking number of Iranian female filmmakers are set to take part in different sections of an international film festival due to be held within the next two weeks.

Int’l Children Film Festival Concludes in Iran’s Isfahan

The 30th international film festival for children and youth wrapped up in the Iranian city of Isfahan.
Bahram Beyzai

St Andrews University Awards DLitt to Iranian Maestro

Critically acclaimed Iranian playwright, theater and film director Bahram Beyzai has received the Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Asghar Farhadi's Films Screened in Rome Open-Air Festival

Asghar Farhadi’s Films Screened in Rome Open-Air Festival

The retrospective of Iranian Oscar winner filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is part of the third Trastevere Film Festival, currently underway in the Trastevere district of Rome.
Saman Arastoo

Agonizing Odyssey of Iranian Transsexual: From Despair to Survival

Saman Arastoo, an Iranian actor and director, was born a woman, but he soon found out that he is very different from his peers.
bahram-radan

Iranian Actor among Torch Bearers of Winter Olympics

Iranian cinema superstar Bahram Radan has been chosen as one of the main torch bearers of 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Iranian Actress Awarded at Brooklyn Film Festival

Iranian Actress Awarded at Brooklyn Film Festival

Golab Adineh, a well-known Iranian actress, has been selected as the Best Female Actor at the latest edition of Brooklyn Film Festival for her appearance in the film ‘The Sis’.
FILMADRID to Praise Iranian Maestro of Absurd Cinema

FILMADRID to Praise Iranian Maestro of Absurd Cinema

The Madrid Cinema Festival, known as FILMADRID, is going to pay tribute to Iranian filmmaker Mani Haghighi as ‘an undisputed maestro of absurd cinema’ in a special section dedicated to Iranian comedy and absurd films.

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