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Iranian actress Shaghayegh Dehghan given 10 days in jail for not wearing hijab
Iranian actress Shaghayegh Dehghan has reportedly been given a 10-day jail term for failing to abide by mandatory hijab, or Islamic dress code, in public.
Iran bars prominent actress Motamed-Arya from leaving country to join Vienna Festival
Iran bars prominent actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, who voiced support for a wave of protests and unrest in the country last year, from traveling to Austria to participate in a multidisciplinary art festival in Vienna.
Two renowned Iranian actresses sued for not wearing head veil at public event
A report says renowned Iranian actresses Fatemeh Mo’tamed-Ariya and Afsaneh Baygan face judicial action for not covering their hair at a public event, required under Iran's dress code.
Iranian dark comedy ‘World War III’ wins top prize at Turkish film festival
Iranian dark comedy “World War III” wins the Golden Tulip for the best movie at the 42nd edition of the Istanbul Film Festival in Turkey.
Famous Iranian actor Payam Dehkordi opens a bakery
Payam Dehkordi, the Iranian actor and director who stopped working in radio, theater and cinema due to the situation in Iran over the past seven months, has opened a bakery in the northern city of Lahijan.
Prominent Iranian movie director Kioumars Pourahmad dies at 74
Prominent Iranian movie director, producer and screenwriter Kioumars Pourahmad has died at the age of 74.
Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini refuses Russian festival award due to Ukraine war
Popular Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini refuses to accept an award granted at a Russian festival to a movie that he produced due to Moscow’s military campaign against Ukraine.
Iranian actor Shahram Abdoli passes away at 46
Iranian actor Shahram Abdoli passes away at a hospital in Mashhad, days after he slipped into a deep coma due to cerebral hemorrhage.
Iranian documentary filmmaker released from jail
An Iranian documentary filmmaker has been released from jail after being arrested for participation in the recent unrest and riots in the country.
41st edition of Iran’s Fajr filmfest comes to close; winners announced
The 41st edition of the prestigious Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) comes to a close in the Iranian capital of Tehran. The seven-member jury announced the winners on Saturday, the final day of the event.
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi to chair intl. jury of Luxembourg Film festival
The International Jury of the Luxembourg Film festival will be chaired by Iranian Film Director Asghar Farhadi in the upcoming competition in March.
Iran home entertainment products enter international festivals
Iranian home video series “The Actor”, released recently, has been selected to contest France’s Series Mania Festival, the most prestigious event in Europe.
Fajr Intl. Film Festival Underway in Tehran
The 41st edition of fajr Internation Film Festival is underway in Tehran. The event is being held to mark the 44th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
Renowned Iranian actress, Alidousti, released from prison
Famous Iranian actress Taraneh Alidousti who was recently jailed for “supporting counter-revolutionary groups”, has been released on bail.
Barack Obama’s favorite movies of 2022 include Farhdai’s “A Hero”, Panahi’s “Hit the Road”
Former US President Barack Obama stuck to an annual tradition Friday, releasing a list of his favorites for the year of 2022, including movies. His list includes two films from the Iranian cinema: "A Hero" directed by Asghar Farhadi, and "Hit the Road" directed by Panah Panahi, the son of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jaafar Panahi.
Iranian filmmakers gather outside Evin prison to get word on colleague Alidousti
A group of Iranian artists including actors, actresses and filmmakers have gathered outside Tehran's Evin prison to get word about famous actress Taraneh Alidousti who is held at the jail.
Famous Iranian actress arrested for anti-government comments
Famous Iranian actress Taraneh Alidousti has been arrested over her recent comments about the execution of a young man involved in the recent protests and deadly riots in Iran.
Colleagues slam Iranian actor for controversial anti-government comments on Instagram
A famous Iranian actor has strongly criticized Iran’s government officials after his controversial departure from the country.
Cahiers du Cinéma names Iranian movie ‘Hit the Road’ as best first film of 2022
Cahiers du Cinéma magazine has chosen "Bazan Prize" for the Best First Film of the year to "Hit the Road" directed by Panah Panahi, the son of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jaafar Panahi.
Prominent Iranian actress Katayoun Riahi released on bail
Prominent Iranian actress Katayoun Riahi has been released, more than a week after she was detained over supporting the unrest and violent riots against the Iranian government.
Iranian actress released on bail
An Iranian actress arrested in connection with the recent unrest in the country has been released on bail.
Iran’s House of Cinema threatens strike if arrested members remain in custody
The Iranian House of Cinema has criticized the government for “frequently summoning and interrogating” its members on charges of supporting protests and riots in the country, threatening industrial action in case the trend fails to stop.
Iranian films win main awards in Tokyo Film Festival
The 35th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival has conferred its two main rewards to Iranian titles “World War Three” and “Butterflies Live Only One Day”.
Popular Iranian voice actor, TV presenter Jalal Maghami dies at 81
Former Iranian voice actor, actor and TV presenter Jalal Maghami has passed away due to cardiac arrest at the age of 81.
Iranian actor Amin Tarokh dies of heart failure aged 69
Famous Iranian actor Amin Tarokh has died of a heart disease at a hospital in Tehran.