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Iranian poet Ebtehaj rests in eternal peace
Prominent contemporary Iranian poet Amir Houshang Ebtehaj was laid to rest on Saturday morning in his hometown in the northern Iranian city of Rasht with a large crowd in attendance for his burial ceremony.
Funeral held in Tehran to commemorate Iranian poet Ebtehaj
A large crowd attended a funeral ceremony outside the Iranian capital Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Friday to commemorate the renowned poet Houshang Ebtehaj.
Famed Iranian poet Ebtehaj’s body back home
The body of prominent Iranian poet Hooshang Ebtahaj was transferred from his residence in Germany to Iran on Wednesday night for funeral and burial processions.
Famous Iranian director Manijeh Hekmat’s movie “19” to compete in Italy’s Religion Today film festival
Famous Iranian director Manijeh Hekmat’s movie “19” will compete in the Religion Today film festival’s 25th edition in Italy.
‘German court allows repatriation of Iranian poet’s body for burial at home’
A Cologne court is said to have issued the permission for repatriating the remains of renowned Iranian poet Amir-Hushang Ebtehaj, who passed away recently in Germany, after the transfer process was blocked due to legal complications.
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.’
Famous Iranian photographer dies of brain hemorrhage
Babak Borzouyeh famous Iranian photographer has died after slipping into a coma due to brain hemorrhage.
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".
Ikat, an 800-year-old art, in Iran’z Yazd
Ikat (Daraee, Persian word for asset) is one of the beautiful and unique hand-woven fabrics produced in the Iranian city of Yazd. The industry is known as Ikat weaving. They make the fabric using natural silk and very beautiful geometric designs and pictures.
Memorial held for late distinguished Iranian poet Ebtehaj
A memorial service has been held for renowned contemporary Iranian poet Amir Hushang Ebtehaj at the Iranian House of Artists in the capital, Tehran, bringing together a host of his fans a few days into his death.
President Raisi offers condolences over passing of Iranian poet Ebtehaj
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has offered condolences over the passing of famous Iranian poet Amir Houshang Ebtehaj to his families and the cultural and artistic society as well as the Iranian people.
Prominent Iranian poet Ebtehaj passes away at 94
Veteran Iranian poet Houshang Ebtehaj died at the age of 94 in the German city of Cologne early on Wednesday, his daughter announced.
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.
Swiss envoy pays tribute to Iranian singer Homayoun Shajarian
The Swiss ambassador to Tehran hands over a letter of appreciation to Iran’s renowned singer Homayoun Shajarian for his “outstanding contribution in the field of art and culture.”
Iran’s celebrated singer helps free over 800 inmates
Renowned Iranian singer, Mohsen Chavoshi, has helped release more than 800 prisoners who were behind bars for financial problems during the past 2 years.
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.
Iran’s museum authority confirms smuggling of historical painting to UK
A senior official with the Iranian ministry of cultural heritage confirms reports that a portrait of Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar was taken out of the Golestan Palace in Tehran and later smuggled and sold abroad.
Iranian media activist sentenced to jail
An Iranian media activist whose recent claim about personal issues pertaining to the family of the parliament chief caused uproar among Iranians, says he has been sentenced to two years in jail by a court in Tehran.
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.
Top Iranian poet Ebtehaj hospitalized in Germany
Veteran Iranian poet Hooshang Ebtehaj has been hospitalized in Germany for kidney failure, according to his son.
40 days into deadly collapse: Metropol photo exhibit
A photography exhibition focusing on the Metropol Building collapse in Abadan, in the southern Iranian province of Khouzestan, has opened in Tehran.