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.

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.
The Salesman - Asghar Farhadi

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).

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.
The late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

Late Filmmaker Kiarostami to Be Commemorated at Art Basel

The late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami will be commemorated at this year’s Hong Kong edition of Art Basel, a massive Swiss art fair and one of the premier events of the international art world.
Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli-Mufti Abdul-Aziz

How Iranian and Saudi Clerics View Cinema

While Saudi muftis have referred to cinema as a harmful and evil phenomenon, a senior Iranian cleric says cinema is the best means to attract audiences and promote divine values and Islamic teachings.

Cultural Revolution in Saudi Arabia: Will Saudis Finally Be Allowed to Go to Cinema?

This year, the Saudi General Authority for Entertainment has some plans whose implementation would enrage extremist clergies of this country.

Arthur Miller’s Daughter Calls Asghar Farhadi “Master of Suspense”

The daughter of famous American playwright Arthur Miller whose play ‘Death of a Salesman’ was adapted by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi for his latest film, has called the Oscar-winning Iranian director the “master of suspense”.
The Salesman - Asghar Farhadi

Iran’s Submission to Academy Awards among 9 Shortlisted Films

Asghar Farhadi’s latest film ‘The Salesman’, which is Iran’s official submission to Academy Awards, has been selected as one of the final nine nominees for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Oscars.
The Salesman - Asghar Farhadi

Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ Nominated for Golden Globe Awards

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

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