The latest news and views about the Iranian cinema
Renowned Iranian movie director and actor Mehran Modiri, who had left the country a few days ago, has had his passport confiscated upon arrival in Iran.
Famous Iranian actor Amin Tarokh has died of a heart disease at a hospital in Tehran.
The jury in charge of submissions for the Academy Awards has picked "World War III", directed by Houman Seyyedi, to represent the Iranian cinema in the 2023 Oscars.
Renowned Iranian director and two-time academy awards winner, Asghar Farhadi, has been elected as the president of the jury in the 2022 edition of Zurich international film festival.
Iranian writer and filmmaker Asghar Yousefinejad has died of a stroke in the city of Tabriz. He was 53.
Two Iranian films directed by Houman Seyyedi and Jafar Panahi have won three awards from the 79th edition of Venice Film Festival.
Iranian Actress Negar Javaherian has climbed to the summit of the world’s fifth highest mountain, Mount Damavand.
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.
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.
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.’
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".
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.
The Venice Film Festival has picked four Iranian movies for screening. Iranian films have thus set a record in the festival.
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.
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” has won the Crystal Globe award as the best film of the 2022 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.