Saturday, February 4, 2023

Cinema

International section of 33rd Fajr Film Festival kicks off

The international section of the 33rd Fajr Film Festival has been inaugurated in Tehran.

Proposed Iran-Turkey joint project to make a movie on Rumi

The film is estimated to carry a cost of $5-6 million. Turkey says it can cover $3-4 million of the project and expects the Iranian side to pick up the rest of the tab.

Iranian bodyguard recalls painful encounter with Seagal

Ahmad Irandoust, a towering Iranian bodyguard recalls his encounter with Steven Seagal behind the scenes of a movie where he challenged the muscled US actor to a fight.

Iran’s Melbourne to be screened in Portugal, Belgium

Melbourne has so far bagged two awards at the Stockholm International Film Festival; it has received critical acclaim at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy.

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya joins campaign to help the homeless

Motamed-Arya’s prize will go under the hammer and the proceeds will go to a campaign to shelter the homeless.

Iran, Italy sign cooperation MoU

Culture chiefs from Iran and Italy sign a deal to promote bilateral cooperation in a variety of fields including archeology, music, translation and the movie industry.

Iranian short film shines in French Cour Joujours Festival

Rainfall of Roof, an Iranian short film directed by Teymur Qaderi, wins the jurors prize of the Cour Joujours Festival.

The image of you by Vank Cathedral sticks in my mind forever

Isfahan owes a lot to Zaven Ghokasian; without his efforts, cinema wouldn’t have survived in this Iranian city.

Creator of A Separation in a close-up

Face to Face with Asghar Farhadi, a book by Esmaeil Mihandoust, offers a vivid portrait of the renowned Oscar-winning Iranian film director.

Muhammad is the most distinguished Iranian film in 35 years

Ali Jannati, the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance has called Muhammad the Messenger of God as the best Iranian movie after the revolution, saying it is perfect in terms of theme, content and technical issues.

Egypt’s Al-Azhar urges Iran to ban movie “Muhammad (PBUH)”

The movie director said the main aim behind his grand cinematic project is to denounce extremist moves by those who resort to violence in the name of Islam.

Berlin Film Festival to screen four Iranian films

Iranian films admitted to the festival have made international headlines in recent year after winning much-coveted Golden and Silver Bears.

Iran’s foreign relations are developing: Minister

Jannati expressed readiness for expansion of bilateral relations between Tehran and Lisbon in different fields and for exploiting the two countries' cultural potential.

Social Learning Theory to vie for honors at Lanzarote Film Festival

Social Learning Theory is a short film which takes a look at the negative and traumatic effects that watching public executions could possibly have on children.

Muhammad, a giant step by Iranian cinema toward Muslim unity

Muhammad, which will premiere at the 2015 Fajr Festival, is a cultural symbol of Muslim unity.

Seminary official and students weigh in on a TV series about clerics

Seminary students lead a simple and unassuming life. Unfortunately, the younger generation only knows clerics through TV.

The world needs justice-based peace, not temporary ceasefire

Abbas Kiarostami, a famed Iranian filmmaker, is told by those fighting on battlefields about what happened during the Iraq-Iran war which touched the lives of so many people.

Iranian actress Merila Zarei wins award at the 2014 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Merila Zarei has won the Best Actress Award at the 8th Asia Pacific Screen Awards for her role in the Iranian war drama ‘Track 143’ directed by female filmmaker Narges Abyar.

Iran’s Cinéma Vérité Film Festival names 2014 winners

Cinéma Vérité, an Iranian international festival for documentary films, is intended to express the relationship between reality and truth.

Russian film festival honors two Iranian figures

Abyar was awarded the Best Film prize for her first feature film Objects in the Mirror Are Closer than They Appear and the film’s actress Gelareh Abbasi took the Best Actress award.

Iranian director’s short film nominated for Oscar

Parvaneh, a film by an Iranian director, has made it to the short list for the best Live Action Short Film at the 87th Academy Awards.

Iran animation bags award at Munich film festival

Scale, an Iranian short animation, has won the climate award of Munich International Festival of Film Schools in Germany.

Iranian drama to go on screen in Argentina

Melbourne, an Iranian movie directed by Nima Javidi, is to be screened at the competition section of the 29th edition of Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina.

One month in Mexico City; the women’s city

Mexico in the words of an Iranian filmmaker who traveled there to have her film screened at Guanajuato Film Festival.

‘Fish and Cat’ bags NETPAC

An Iranian movie which has already earned a number of awards at different film festivals was awarded at the Iranian Film Festival Australia 2014.

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