Monday, December 5, 2022


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.

Female Iranian filmmakers, actresses condemn ‘sexual violence’ in cinema

Iranian female filmmakers and actresses have issued a statement to condemn what they have called violence against women in the country’s cinema.

Veteran Iranian radio & TV presenter dies of heart attack

Veteran Iranian radio and television presenter and announcer Alireza Ghaffari has died of a heart attack.

Iranian actor returns Russian award in protest at Ukraine war

Iranian actor Hamid Farrokhnezhad has returned an award he was granted at a 2005 film event in Moscow for his role in an anti-war movie to protest Russia’s military campaign against Ukraine.

Iranian actress Fakoor-Saboor dies at 43

Iranian actress Zohreh Fakoor-Saboor has passed away at the age of 43 over what is reported to be drug poisoning.

Fajr Film Festival: “Mehdi’s Position”, “The Grassland” and “The Last Snow” win main awards

The closing ceremony of the 40th Fajr Film Festival was held in the presence of the filmmakers contesting the competition on Friday night in Milad Tower in Tehran. The films of “Mehdi’s Position”, “The Last Snow” and “The Grassland” won the main awards of this period.

Fajr Film Festival: “Mehdi’s Position” sets a record with most nominations

According to the Fajr Film Festival Public Relations’ Information Center, the jury of the 40th event, after reviewing 22 films, announced their nominations in various fields on the evening of February 10 and “Mehdi's Position” was nominated for most of the awards.

Day 10 of Fajr Intl. Film Festival: Round-up

Day 10 of the International Fajr Film Fetival saw the screening of Zed – Against – directed by Amir Abbas Rabiei, which recounts a key moment in the early days of the Islamic revolution in Iran, and Khaen Koshi – Killing a Traitor - director by renowned Iranian film maker Masoud Kimiai, but even they failed to appease critics and heat up the festival.

Fajr Film Festival: Critics’ disappointment at the end of day 9

On the ninth day of the International Fajr Film Festival, the movies "The Town" directed by Ali Hazrati and "2888" directed by Keyvan Alimohammadi and Ali Akbar Heydari were screened at the house of the festival, but both films failed to satisfy the critics.

Young filmmakers fail to attract critical acclaim

On the eighth day of the Fajr Film Festival, "Without Roya", directed by Arian Vazir Daftari and "Without a Prior Appointment", directed by Behrouz Shoaibi were screened at the festival’s house. But neither of the two young filmmakers was able to win the approval of a majority of critics.

Fajr Film Festival: The ‘medium’ film festival is coming to an end

On the seventh day of the Fajr Film Festival, the films "The Night Guard" directed by "Reza Mirkarimi" and "Mahdi's Position" directed by "Hadi Hejazifar" were screened in Tehran’s Milad Tower.

Iranian filmmaker Alireza Sajjadpour dies

Iranian film director and producer Alireza Sajjadpour, has died from a brain tumor. Sajjadpour’s son, Ruhollah, confirmed the report on his personal page.

Oscar-winning Farhadi ready for awards season with ‘A Hero’

Two time Academy Award winner Asghar Farhadi, an Iranian director, is prepared to enjoy awards season this time around if his shortlisted film "A Hero" makes it to the final five when the Oscar nominations are announced next week.

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