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Iranian voice acting icon Manouchehr Esmaili passes away
Iranian voice acting maestro Manouchehr Esmaili, known as ‘the man of a thousand voices’, has passed away in the capital Tehran at the age of 83.
Iranian actor named on list of 25 best movie performances of ’90s
A prominent international film industry and review website lists Iranian actor Homayoun Ershadi as one of the 25 best in the 1990s for his brilliant performance in award-winning Iranian movie ‘Taste of Cherry.’
Iran’s Ahangarani awarded in Dokufest 2022 short film festival
Pegah Ahangarani, Iranian actress and filmmaker, has been awarded the special jury award of the 21st Dokufest international documentary and short film festival in Kosovo for her short film "I Am Trying to Remember".
Iranian director Mani Haghighi’s Subtraction on Toronto Film Festival’s platform lineup
The 47th Toronto Festival has announced its platform lineup and Subtraction, directed by Mani Haghighi and produced by Majid Motallebi, will represent Iran’s cinema in the event.
4 Iranian films to be screened at Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival has picked four Iranian movies for screening. Iranian films have thus set a record in the festival.
Oscar-winning director Farhadi to get “Maestri del Cinema” award in Fiesole
The Roman Theater of Fiesole in Florence, Italy, will be granting its 2022 Fiesole Maestri del Cinema (Masters of Cinema) Award to the Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who will become the first Middle Eastern filmmaker to receive the title.
Veteran Iranian actors pass away
Two veteran Iranian actors who starred in many movies and dramas for several decades have died.
Iranian actress Leila Hatami on Venice jury with Julianne Moore
Iranian Actress Leila Hatami has been selected as a member of the 79th Venice film festival's jury alongside American actress Juliane Moore.
Iranian movie ‘Summer with Hope’ wins award at prestigious Czech filmfest
Iranian movie ‘Summer with Hope” has won the Crystal Globe award as the best film of the 2022 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic.
Iran movie Leila’s Brothers wins Honorable Mention in Munich Film Festival
Iranian movie Leila’s Brothers has won an Honorable Mention from the Munich International Film Festival, where Broker by Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda won the prize for the best foreign film.
“Night of Doubt” play, produced by prominent Iranian actor, banned
Just a few days after the banning of Iranian movie Leila’s Brothers, which received an accolade at the Cannes Film Festival, a play produced by Navid Mohammadzadeh, the movie’s actor, has been stopped from being performed.
Leila’s Brothers director: Movies shows how Iranians suffered under sanctions
Iranian director Saeed Roustaei who is in Munich for a screening of his Leila’s Brothers feature film says his film shows how Iranian people...
Iranian movie Leila’s Brothers banned
The Cinema Organization of Iran has announced it will not issue a screening license to the movie Leila’s Brothers that took part in the Cannes Film Festival for violating regulations.
Iranians protest sacrilegious movie
A large crowd of protesters gathered in southern Iranian city of Ahwaz on Thursday night to slam a movie that has been accused of insulting the eighth Shia Muslim imam, echoing earlier protests in the country that slammed the movie as a plot hatched by the enemies of Islam.
Iran actress Niki Karimi among Tribeca jury members
Iranian actress, director, and screenwriter Niki Karimi has been named as the jury member of the International Narrative Feature Competition section at the 2022 Tribeca Festival.
Iranian filmmakers slammed for making “opposition gestures”
The head of Iran’s Cinema Organization has strongly criticized Iranian filmmakers for their silence toward the US’s oppressive sanctions against the country at the Cannes Film Festival.
Iran movie “Leila’s Brothers” wins Fipresci prize in Cannes
Just hours before Cannes Palme d’Or prize announcement, the Iranian movie “Leila’s Brothers” won the Fipresci prize for best film in Cannes main competition.
Asghar Farhadi denies plagiarism over ‘A Hero’
Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has denied legal claims that he plagiarized his latest film, "A Hero", from a former student.
All Iranians present at this year’s Cannes Film Festival
The 75th edition of Cannes Film Festival will host several Iranian film-makers and actors and actresses this year.
Asghar Farhadi chosen by Cannes Film Festival as juror
Renowned Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has joined the jury of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Iranian dubbing artist dies, aged 75
Iranian veteran dubbing artist Shahlad Nazerian has died of a heart attack in Tehran.
Another Iranian movie enters Cannes Film Festival
Iran will be represented in the Cannes Film Festival by yet another movie, “Imagine,” which is directed by Ali Behrad.
Iranian filmmaker to contest Cannes Film festival with “Leyla’s Brothers”
The director of the Iranian movie “Just 6.5” will attend the Cannes Film festival’s competition section with his new film “Leyla’s Brothers”.
A Hero’s producer says no final verdict on Farhadi’s plagiarism yet
The French producer of Iranian award-winning “A Hero” – originally Ghahraman in Persian -- has issued a statement on the lawsuit of plagiarism against its writer and director Asghar Farhadi.
Iran court dismisses filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s lawsuit in plagiarism case
The director of the Iranian documentary “Win-win and Lose-lose” has said a court in the country has accepted her evidence to prove plagiarism by Iscar-winner Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi.