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.

A scene from ‘13’ by Iranian filmmaker Houman Seyyedi

Shanghai filmfest awards ‘13’ by Iran’s Houman Seyyedi

Seyyedi’s drama received the Best Cinematography and Best Film awards of the prestigious event’s Asian New Talent category.
Fajr international film festival

International section of 33rd Fajr Film Festival kicks off

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

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.
steven seagal

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.
Melbourne

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

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-Culture minister

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 'Rainfall of Roof'

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.
Zawen-Ghokasian

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.
Face to Face with Asghar Farhadi

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.

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