Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Iranian Cinema

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.

Iranian movies among top films of 2021 in France

Iranian movies “6.5 per Meter” made by Saeed Roostai and “A Hero” directed by Asghar Farhadi have found themselves among France’s top films of the year from the critics’ viewpoint.

Iran short movie wins best foreign film prize at US festival

Iranian short film "A Poetess" has received the Best Foreign Film award from the jury in the California Women’s Film Festival.

Iran’s ‘Cinema Verite’ underway in Tehran

The 15th edition of the Iran International Documentary Film Festival “Cinema Verite" is underway in the capital Tehran.

Iran’s ‘A Hero’ nominated for Golden Globe

Nominations for the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Monday, and Asghar Farhadi’s acclaimed film ‘A Hero’ is among the five nominees in the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category.

Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ to contest in 2022 Oscars

"A Hero", written and directed by renowned Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, will contest in the best international feature film category of the 94th Academy Awards.

Iranian movie ‘The Badger’ wins award at Italy festival

Iranian filmmaker Kazem Mollaei has received the award for best director at the Terni Film Festival in Italy for "The Badger".

Iranian movie “Khonyar’s Children” wins prize at Moscow film festival

The Iranian movie “Khonyar’s Children” has stolen the show at the 41st International Student Festival organized by the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK).

Iranian actor chosen as head of jury in US film festival

Iranian cinema and theater actor Hamid Farkhonejad has been selected as the head of the jury of the 20th International Brightlight Film Festival in the United States.

Iranian film “TiTi” shines at French Nouvelles Images Persanes

“TiTi” directed and produced by Iranian director Ida Panahandeh won the best film in audience viewpoint award of the French Nouvelles Images Persanes film festival.

Iranian movie “Orca” wins audience awards at Qatar festival

“Orca”, the story of an Iranian swimmer who earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, has won the audience award at the Ajyal Film Festival in Qatar.

Asghar Farhadi wins Asia-Pacific Best Director Award for “A Hero”

Famous Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has won the Best Director Award at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival in 2021 for his film "A Hero".

Iranian Film Festival underway in France

The Iranian Film Festival in France starts at the Elysee movie theater of Chantilly in the presence of the city’s mayor.

Farhadi’s ‘A Hero’ Picked to Represent Iranian Cinema in 2022 Oscars

The Iranian jury in charge of submissions for the Academy Awards has picked Ghahreman (A Hero), directed by Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, to represent the Iranian cinema in the 2022 Oscars.

Iranian film wins award in Belgrade festival

A film directed by prestigious Iranian filmmaker Marjan Khosravi entitled “Snow Names” has won the award for the best movie in the student sector of the International Festival of Ethnological Film in Belgrade.

Vishka Asayesh Wins Best Actress at US Winter Film Awards for “The Badger”

Iranian feature film, The Badger, directed by Kazem Mollaie and produced by Sina Saeedian, has won the IndeiPix (best independent film) and best actress awards at the 10th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival in the US.

Iranian artist Fatali Oveisi dies

Renowned Iranian television and cinema actor and director Fatali Oveisi has died at a hospital in Tehran. Oveisi went into a coma due to a massive stroke on September 30. He was 76 when he died.

Prominent Iranian Actor Dies of COVID-19, laid to rest

A funeral ceremony has been held for Veteran Iranian star of screen Siamak Atlasi at Behesht-Zahra cemetery in the capital, Tehran.

Iranian drama “Zalava” wins grand prize at Venice Intl. Film Critics’ Week

“Zalava”, a drama by Iranian director Arsalan Amiri, has won the grand prize at Venice’s International Film Critics’ Week.

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