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A land of ancient traditions, famous for its art and poetry, Iran’s modern life is packed with cultural events of all sorts. Here you can find reports, interviews and opinion on art, music, literature, cinema, theatre, and more.

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Birthplace to hit the screen after a six-year ban

Birthplace, a movie banned for six years, secures permission for public screening.
Iran National Cinema Day

National Cinema Day to return to official calendar

Iran Cinema Organization appeals for the reinstatement of National Cinema Day on the country’s official calendar.
Diana Magnay

CNN, NBC Reporters Removed After Covering Zionist Offensive

The American news network CNN has removed its correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Zionist regime’s deadly offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip after she covered Israelis’ cheering of the bombing of Gaza.
Abbas-Pejman-André Breton

Persian translation of world’s first surrealist novel ended

‘Nadja’, the most celebrated work by the outstanding French author André Breton and the first surrealist novel in the world which has been translated into Persian by Abbas Pejman, will be published.
Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

Iranian Books to Be Presented at Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

A number of Iranian publishers and literary associations are slated to participate in the 66th edition of Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 in Germany.
A photo by Gohar Dashti from her series “Today’s Life and War”

Iran anti-war photos exhibited in French museum

Iranian photographer Gohar Dashti’s works have been showcased at the anti-war photo exhibition in France.
Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

The 10th edition of Dowlatabadi’s three-volume novel released

The 10th edition of ‘Passed Times of the Elderly’ a three-volume novel by the leading Iranian writer Mahmoud Dowlatabadi was published by Nashr-e Cheshmeh Publication institute.
Iranian Local singers in Ramadan

Local singers come to podium live in Ramadan

In month of praying and fasting, Iranian local singers come to podium across the capital and the southern island of Kish.
Iranian animation ‘Mice City 2’

Iranian animation ‘Mice City 2’ to be screened on Eid al-Fitr

Iranian animation ‘Mice City 2’ producer has said the movie was already produced to be shown on Eid al-Fitr.
7500-Year-Old Motifs Inspire Modern Fabric Designers

7500-Year-Old Motifs Inspire Modern Fabric Designers

A group of fabric designers have created a collection inspired by motifs used on pottery previously discovered at the 7500-year-old Sialk Tepe near the central Iranian city of Kashan.

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