Thursday, April 18, 2024


Iranian actor Arash Mir-Ahmadi dies at 52

Iranian actor Arash Mir-Ahmadi died on Tuesday at a hospital in Tehran at the age of 52 after losing a long battle with cancer.

Iranian actress Hanieh Tavassoli arrested

Prominent Iranian actress Hanieh Tavassoli was arrested on the anniversary of the protests and deadly riots across Iran, her sister announced on Saturday night.

Veteran Iranian cinematographer dies, aged 71

Prominent Iranian director of photography and a veteran of the silver screen Morteza Poursamadi has passed away.

Prominent Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan dies at 101

Top Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Taghavi Shirazi, known as Ebrahim Golestan, passed away late on Tuesday away from home in England at the age of 101.

“Several Iranian actresses banned from acting”

The director general of the Supervision Department of Iran’s Cinematic Organization announced that a group of famous Iranian actresses have been banned for removing their hijab, or Islamic veil.

Iranian filmmaker Roustayi given six-month sentence

Iranian film director Saeed Roustayi has been sentenced to 6 months in prison on the charges of “propaganda against the government” and production and screening of controversial movie Leila’s Brothers at the Cannes Film Festival.

Acclaimed Iranian director to shoot next movie in Los Angeles: Report

A report says acclaimed Iranian director and screenwriter Asghar Farhadi will be producing his next film in Los Angeles.

Iranian actress Shohreh Qamar detained for posting ‘unsubstantiated content’

A report says Iranian actress Shohreh Qamar has been detained by security forces for publishing “insulting and unsubstantiated content” on social media.

Iranian actor arrested after threatening police over Islamic HIjab

Security forces have reportedly arrested an Iranian actor after a short video went viral showing him threatening police forces over enforcing Islamic Hijab.

Iranian filmmakers slam court ruling against actress Azadeh Samadi

The Iranian Cinema Directors Association and the Iranian Cinema Producers Union have objected to a court ruling against famous actress Azadeh Samadi for ignoring the Hijab rule.

Veteran Iranian actress Farimah Farjami passes away at 71

Veteran Iranian actress Farimah Farjami passes away at the age of 71 after a period of illness.

Iran House of Cinema opposes decision to allow IRIB to monitor home entertainment 

Iran’s House of Cinema has slammed a recent decision to authorize the IRIB to monitor home entertainment products.

Iranian artists slam decision to give home entertainment to IRIB

A group of Iranian artists have objected to President Ebrahim Raisi after a decision was announced to give the right to oversight of home entertainment products to the National Iranian Radio and Television, known as the IRIB.

Iranian TV show ‘The Actor’ grabs int’l prize in German festival

“The Actor”, an Iranian TV show, has won a special prize at Seriencamp Festival – the biggest series festival in Germany.

Veteran Iranian actress Fakhri Khourvash dies at 94

Fakhri Khourvash, a veteran Iranian stage and film actress, dies at the age of 94 in the United States.

Iranian actress Shaghayegh Dehghan given 10 days in jail for not wearing hijab

Iranian actress Shaghayegh Dehghan has reportedly been given a 10-day jail term for failing to abide by mandatory hijab, or Islamic dress code, in public.

Iran bars prominent actress Motamed-Arya from leaving country to join Vienna Festival

Iran bars prominent actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, who voiced support for a wave of protests and unrest in the country last year, from traveling to Austria to participate in a multidisciplinary art festival in Vienna.

Two renowned Iranian actresses sued for not wearing head veil at public event

A report says renowned Iranian actresses Fatemeh Mo’tamed-Ariya and Afsaneh Baygan face judicial action for not covering their hair at a public event, required under Iran's dress code.

Iranian dark comedy ‘World War III’ wins top prize at Turkish film festival

Iranian dark comedy “World War III” wins the Golden Tulip for the best movie at the 42nd edition of the Istanbul Film Festival in Turkey.

Famous Iranian actor Payam Dehkordi opens a bakery

Payam Dehkordi, the Iranian actor and director who stopped working in radio, theater and cinema due to the situation in Iran over the past seven months, has opened a bakery in the northern city of Lahijan.

Prominent Iranian movie director Kioumars Pourahmad dies at 74

Prominent Iranian movie director, producer and screenwriter Kioumars Pourahmad has died at the age of 74.

Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini refuses Russian festival award due to Ukraine war

Popular Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini refuses to accept an award granted at a Russian festival to a movie that he produced due to Moscow’s military campaign against Ukraine.

Iranian actor Shahram Abdoli passes away at 46

Iranian actor Shahram Abdoli passes away at a hospital in Mashhad, days after he slipped into a deep coma due to cerebral hemorrhage.

Iranian documentary filmmaker released from jail

An Iranian documentary filmmaker has been released from jail after being arrested for participation in the recent unrest and riots in the country.

41st edition of Iran’s Fajr filmfest comes to close; winners announced

The 41st edition of the prestigious Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) comes to a close in the Iranian capital of Tehran. The seven-member jury announced the winners on Saturday, the final day of the event.

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