Saturday, October 1, 2022

Iranian Cinema

Eminent Iranian movie director’s passport seized upon arrival in Tehran

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.

Iranian actor Amin Tarokh dies of heart failure aged 69

Famous Iranian actor Amin Tarokh has died of a heart disease at a hospital in Tehran.

‘World War III’ picked to represent Iranian cinema in Oscars

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.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi elected president of Zurich film festival’s jury

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 filmmaker Yousefinejad dies of stroke at 53

Iranian writer and filmmaker Asghar Yousefinejad has died of a stroke in the city of Tabriz. He was 53.

Iranian films win three awards in Venice Film Festival

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 climbs to summit of Mount Damavand

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 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.’

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".

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.

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.

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.

Banned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi arrested

Iranian authorities have arrested banned filmmaker Jafar Panahi summoning him to the justice department in Tehran.

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.

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.

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