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.

Joharchi

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.
35th Fajr Film Festival

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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I Wish I Could Learn of My Film’s Oscar Nomination in a Better Time:...

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi says he wished he could hear the news of his film’s nomination in the 2017 Academy Awards in a time not filled with the sorrow of Plasco tragedy.
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Iran’s Submission ‘The Salesman’ Receives Oscar Nomination

‘The Salesman’, the latest film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, has been nominated as Best Foreign Language Film for the 2017 Academy Awards.
Dhaka Film Festival

Iran Bags 3 Awards at Dhaka Film Festival

Iranian artists won the Best Movie, Best Actor, and Best Director awards at the Asian Film Competition section of the 15th Dhaka international film festival (DIFF).
North Korea Cinema

These Cinephile Despots: An Overview of North Korean Cinema

Most Iranians have either watched South Korean TV series and films, or at least heard about them, thanks to Persian-speaking satellite channels and, of course, those of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. But North Korea’s cinema is not so popular.

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