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10,000 Expected to Attend Open-Air Screening of Iranian Film in London

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s latest drama ‘The Salesman’ will be screened hours before the Academy Awards ceremony for thousands of people in central London in a move organised by London mayor as a protest against US President’s visa ban, which prompted Farhadi to boycott the Oscars.

Hollywood Producer Supports Iranian Filmmaker’s Oscar Boycott

American film producer and film studio executive Harvey Weinstein is another Hollywood figure who has opposed US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban and backed Iran’s acclaimed filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and his decision not to attend the Oscar ceremony.

Iranian Filmmaker’s Empty Seat at Oscars Annual Luncheon

The absence of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who boycotted the Oscars for Trump’s visa ban, was the focus of attention at the Academy Award’s annual luncheon.

Iranian Actor Grieves over Young Contraband Carrier’s Death

A famous Iranian actor has expressed his sorrow at the tragic death of a young man who worked as a ‘contraband porter’ in northwestern Iran, saying “he could have become a movie star”.

Well-Known Iranian Actor Dies at 48

Renowned Iranian cinema and television actor, Hassan Joharchi, has passed away at the age of 48 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
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Trump’s Actions Reminiscent of Hitler: Palme d’Or Winner

Shahab Hosseini, the leading actor of Asghar Farhadi’s latest film “The Salesman”, compared US President Trump with Hitler, and also recommended that Hollywood directors make a film about Nimrod, the ancient King who claimed to be the Lord, but was killed by a mosquito.
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35th Fajr Int’l Film Festival Kicks Off in Tehran

The 35th Fajr Film Festival (FFF) was officially inaugurated at Tehran’s Milad Tower on Saturday with Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi-Amiri stating that he believes “in the necessity of an art guild and I am looking to create a basis for the formation of such a system.”
‘The Salesman’ Deserves Academy Award

Iranian Filmmaker Boycotts Academy Awards after Trump’s Visa Ban

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, whose latest drama “The Salesman” is nominated for an Academy Award for best Foreign Language film, said on Sunday that he would not attend the Oscars ceremony next month even if he were granted an exception to US President Trump’s visa ban that bars Iranian citizens from entering the US.
‘The Salesman’ Deserves Academy Award

Academy Raps Trump’s “Troubling” Ban that May Bar Iranian Filmmaker from Attending Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a statement condemned the visa ban introduced by US President Donald Trump, which may prevent Oscar-nominated Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and his cast and crew from attending the 89th Academy Awards.
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Iranian Actress Vows to Boycott Academy Awards over Trump’s Visa Ban

Taraneh Alidoosti, the leading actress in Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman,” which has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Oscar this year, vowed on Thursday to boycott the Academy Awards ceremony to protest US President Trump’s temporary ban on visas to citizens from seven countries, including Iran.

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