Thursday, February 2, 2023

Iranian Cinema

Renowned Iranian actress, Alidousti, released from prison

Famous Iranian actress Taraneh Alidousti who was recently jailed for “supporting counter-revolutionary groups”, has been released on bail.

Barack Obama’s favorite movies of 2022 include Farhdai’s “A Hero”, Panahi’s “Hit the Road”

Former US President Barack Obama stuck to an annual tradition Friday, releasing a list of his favorites for the year of 2022, including movies. His list includes two films from the Iranian cinema: "A Hero" directed by Asghar Farhadi, and "Hit the Road" directed by Panah Panahi, the son of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jaafar Panahi.

Iranian filmmakers gather outside Evin prison to get word on colleague Alidousti

A group of Iranian artists including actors, actresses and filmmakers have gathered outside Tehran's Evin prison to get word about famous actress Taraneh Alidousti who is held at the jail.

Famous Iranian actress arrested for anti-government comments

Famous Iranian actress Taraneh Alidousti has been arrested over her recent comments about the execution of a young man involved in the recent protests and deadly riots in Iran.

Colleagues slam Iranian actor for controversial anti-government comments on Instagram

A famous Iranian actor has strongly criticized Iran’s government officials after his controversial departure from the country.

Cahiers du Cinéma names Iranian movie ‘Hit the Road’ as best first film of 2022

Cahiers du Cinéma magazine has chosen "Bazan Prize" for the Best First Film of the year to "Hit the Road" directed by Panah Panahi, the son of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jaafar Panahi.

Prominent Iranian actress Katayoun Riahi released on bail

Prominent Iranian actress Katayoun Riahi has been released, more than a week after she was detained over supporting the unrest and violent riots against the Iranian government.

Iranian actress released on bail

An Iranian actress arrested in connection with the recent unrest in the country has been released on bail.

Iran’s House of Cinema threatens strike if arrested members remain in custody

The Iranian House of Cinema has criticized the government for “frequently summoning and interrogating” its members on charges of supporting protests and riots in the country, threatening industrial action in case the trend fails to stop.

Iranian films win main awards in Tokyo Film Festival

The 35th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival has conferred its two main rewards to Iranian titles “World War Three” and “Butterflies Live Only One Day”.

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.

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