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Drive-in Cinema in Iran after 40 Years

Drive-in Cinema in Iran after 40 Years

Photos by Saeid Sajjadi, ANA and Davoud Ghahrdar, IRNA
Iran's First Drive-in Cinema Launched amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Iran’s First Drive-in Cinema Launched amid COVID-19 Pandemic

For the first time in the Islamic Republic of Iran a movie will be screened for the audience at a drive-in cinema.
Iranian Actor Turning into Bollywood Superstar

Iranian Actor Sajjad Delafrooz Turning into Bollywood Superstar

Bollywood always reminds us of popular superstars, such as Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan. But it is great to know that nowadays an Iranian actor, Sajjad Delafrooz, has mesmerized Indians with his acting talent and he is probably in the path of turning into the next Bollywood superstar.
Iranian filmmaker Kiarostami

Netflix to Stream Remastered Versions of Kiarostami’s Films

The world's leading provider of online entertainment service Netflix is going to offer the remastered versions of a number of movies directed by late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.
COVID-19 Inflicts Huge Losses on Iran’s Culture, Art, Media Sectors

COVID-19 Inflicts Huge Losses on Iran’s Culture, Art, Media Sectors

The coronavirus outbreak has inflicted over Rls. 9.76 trillion ($65 million) in losses on Iran’s culture, art and media sectors, a top official says.
In a First, Big-Budget Iranian Film to Premiere on VOD amid COVID-19

In a First, Big-Budget Iranian Film to Premiere on VOD amid COVID-19

Famous Iranian director Ebrahim Hatamikia has decided to premier his long-awaited film “Exodus” through Video-On-Demand system as all cinemas are closed over the spread of coronavirus.

In Letter to Foreign Colleagues, Iranian Artists Urge Action against US Sanctions

A group of Iranian artists engaged in various fields have written a letter to their colleagues in the foreign countries to raise awareness about the urgent need for collective action against the coronavirus epidemic and call for action against the US sanctions that have impeded Iran’s battle with COVID-19.
Iranian Filmmaker Wins Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival

Iranian Filmmaker Wins Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival

“There Is No Evil”, the latest film directed by Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, has won him the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.

China Appreciates Iranian Filmmaker’s Sympathy amid Coronavirus Outbreak

China’s Ambassador to Iran has thanked Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi for his expression of sympathy towards the Chinese nation after the furious spread of the fatal virus in the country.   
Fajr Film Festival Kicks Off in Iran; Opening Ceremony Funds Donated to Flood Victims

Fajr Film Festival Kicks Off in Iran; Opening Ceremony Funds Donated to Flood Victims

As the 38th edition of Fajr Film Festival has gotten underway in Iran, the festival organizers are donating the opening ceremony funds to the people affected by flooding in the country’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.