Friday, June 14, 2024


Turkey Claiming Possession of Rumi with Hollywood’s Help

In an interview with Sobh-e Now, the Iranian director Shahram Asadi talks about Turkey’s plans to claim possession of famous Persian poet, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, including their ongoing plan to produce a film about his life with Hollywood’s help.

Peyman Moaadi to Appear in HBO Series

After appearing in two Hollywood movies, renowned Iranian actor Peyman Moaadi has been acting in an American series which will be shown on HBO (Home Box Office), a US premium cable and satellite television network, in July.

Veteran Iranian Photographer Bichareh Dies in Los Angeles

Asghar Bichareh, perhaps the oldest photographer active in Iranian cinema, died on Saturday, June 11, in the US city of Los Angeles at the age of 89.

From Asghar Farhadi’s Tie Knot to Alidousti and Hosseini’s Outfit in Cannes Festival

Earlier this week, a press conference was held for Asghar Farhadi’s latest film The Salesman. Interestingly, one of the top stories discussed in the presser was the way the film’s crew, particularly the actors Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidousti, and Farhadi himself, dressed in the Cannes Film Festival.

Asghar Farhadi Honoured by Iran’s House of Cinema

Iran’s House of Cinema organized a ceremony on Tuesday evening, May 31, to celebrate the global accolades won by Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman, honouring the acclaimed director as well as the movie’s cast and crew.

Saudi Arabia Worried by Iranian Success at Cannes 2016

A Saudi newspaper recently expressed its concerns over the success of Iranian cinema in prestigious film festivals, seeing Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini as being “more dangerous than” IRGC Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani.

Farhadi’s ‘Salesman’ Team Warmly Welcomed in Tehran

The cast and crew of Asghar Farhadi’s acclaimed The Salesman, which won two awards at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, arrived in Tehran early...

Gov’t Spokesman Congratulates Farhadi and Hosseini on Cannes Awards

Spokesman for the Iranian Administration Mohammad Baqer Nobakht referred to the recent awards given to Iranian artists in Cannes Film Festival as a source of pride for the Iranian nation, and extended his congratulations on the international success.

Culture Minister Congratulates Iranian Winners at Cannes

Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati offered his congratulations to Asghar Farhadi and Shahab Hosseini, who won the Best Screenplay and Best...

Asghar Farhadi, Shahab Hosseini Awarded at Cannes Film Festival

Iranian Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi and actor Shahab Hosseini won the rewards for the best screenplay and the best actor at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, respectively.

Asghar Farhadi’s Latest Film Warmly Received by Critics in Cannes

“The Salesman”, the latest film by acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, has received great reviews by film critics who watched the film in the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, and is said to have a great chance for winning the Palme d'Or as well as other awards in the prestigious festival.

Green Film Festival Director Hopes for Event’s Continuation

Farhad Tohidi, director of the 5th Green International Film Festival that was held after a 10-year hiatus, expressed his hope that the environmental film festival would continue in coming years.

Iranian Director Wins Young Talent ‘Women in Motion’ Award at Cannes

Iranian writer and director Ida Panahandeh, received this year's award for young talent jointly with two other young directors last night on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival.

Green Film Official Hails DiCaprio’s Reaction to Lake Urmia Crisis

The director of an ongoing Iranian international film festival about the environment has appreciated the mention made by the Oscar-winning star Leonardo DiCaprio of Iran’s Lake Urmia.

Asghar Farhadi Dismisses Reports on Qatari Investment on His Latest Film

Renowned Iranian director, known for his Oscar-winning film “A Separation”, categorically denied a recent report that claimed Qataris have produced or invested in his latest film, “The Salesman”, which is going to compete in the Cannes Film Festival.

Photography: Another of Abbas Kiarostami’s Skills

Eight years ago Kiarostami broke the record for the most expensive photo in the Middle East with a snowy scene. Although he is known to the world for his unique cinema and varied movies, he manages to expose a different side of himself through his photography.

Tehran International Silent Film Festival Announces Winners

The winners of the first Tehran International Silent Film Festival were announced on Monday May 9.

Farhadi’s Newest Movie Poster Unveiled at Cannes Festival

Iran’s famous director Asghar Farhadi's film The Salesman has been selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Nassirian: Success demands cradle to grave involvement

Prominent Iranian actor Ali Nassirian (born in 1924) is one of the few Iranian actors whose age has failed to prevent him from working,...

1st Tehran International Silent Film Festival Kicks Off

The 1st Tehran International Silent Film Festival is underway in the Iranian capital, and runs from April 30 to May 5 in two sections: National and International Cinema.

Fajr International Film Festival Culminates – Icelandic “Rams” Bags Top Prize

The 34th edition of the Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF), which kicked off in Tehran on April 20th, ended on Monday night.

Iranian Producer Joins Cannes Film Festival Jury

Iranian producer Katayoon Shahabi is among those that will join president George Miller on the jury for this year's Cannes Film Festival.

“I Could Never Complain about Iranian Acting”

Alexander Sokurov, the famous Russian film director, attended the 34th Fajr International Film Festival. He talked about his knowledge of Iranian cinema and his...

“FIFF Is Just Like Western Film Festivals” – Marcin Luczaj

Marcin Luczaj, who represents Warsaw Film Festival, finds the Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) well-organized, and is looking for new and experimental Iranian films for the upcoming edition of the Polish showcase. In an interview with the Festival, he talks about his expectations of FIFF and compares it with other international film festivals.

“Iranian Cinema Conveys its Message without being Affected by Censorship”

Magali Van Reeth is one of the French Jury members in the 34th Fajr International Film Festival who is judging the Inter-Faith part of the festival.

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