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Iranian Cinema

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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: 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.

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.

Iranian actress Hatami granted honorary award at France film fest

The Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema in France has offered an honorary award to award-winning Iranian actress Leila Hatami, the president of its jury, for her carrier.

4th day of Fajr Film Festival held in Tehran

On the fourth day of the 40th edition of Fajr Film Festival in Milad Tower, Tehran, critics watched two films: "Private Meeting" directed by Omid Shams and "Mahan" directed by Hamid Shah-Hatami.

Second day of Fajr Film Festival held in Iran

On the second day of Iran's Fajr Film Festival, movies were screened in theatres of Tehran and other Iranian cities in the competition section, while critics watched two films at the Milad Tower Conference Center in the capital.

Farhadi’s “A Hero” grabs 3 awards in Palm Springs

Iranian movie “A Hero”, directed by Asghar Farhadi, won three awards in Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). The film represented Iran in the 94th Oscars.

Iran’s Behrouz Afkhami announces retirement as cinema director

Famous Iranian filmmaker Behrouza Afkhami has announced retirement from cinema directorship.

Iran’s ‘A Hero’ on preliminary list of 2022 BAFTA nominations

Iranian drama “A Hero”, directed by Asghar Farhadi, has been longlisted in the international feature film category in the 75th British Academy Film Awards.

Prominent Iranian actress to chair French film festival

Well-known Iranian actress Leila Hatami was named as the president jury of the 28th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas.

Iran’s Farhadi loses Golden Globe race to Japan’s Hamaguchi

The movie “Drive My Car”, directed by Japanese filmmaker Ryusuke Hamaguchi, won the Golden Globe for best non-English language film. “A Hero” directed by Asghar Farhadi was among the five nominees in the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category.

Iran actor Payman Maadi among Sundance 2022 jury members

Iranian actor Payman Maadi has been selected as one of the jury members in the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in the US. The film festival will take place in hybrid format from Jan. 20 to 30.

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