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Italian director, screenwriter and actor Italo Spinelli believes that the focus of cinema is moving from the West to the East, and Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival is the best place to watch Oriental movies.
American film critic Deborah Young says the new generation of Iranian filmmakers are more adventurous than the previous ones, and make more unusual films.
A number of renowned cinema professionals, including American screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Joseph Schrader, are going to attend the 37th International Fajr Festival in Tehran despite the discouraging impact of Trump’s sanctions.
The Iranian short film “Are You Volleyball?!” has turned into the most acclaimed short film of the country after winning its latest award at Ascona Festival of Switzerland.
A group of movie stars and filmmakers recently gathered in a movie theatre in central Tehran to raise funds for the victims of the recent floods across the country, joining other Iranians from all walks of life who have donated over $7.5 million to the Iranian Red Crescent Society so far.
Iran has bid farewell to Jamshid Mashayekhi, one of its most renowned movie stars who died on April 03 at the age of 85.
A new talent show called “New Age”, which some believe is an Iranian version of the famous “Got Talent” show, has gained amazingly in popularity just a couple of weeks after its first episode went on air.
The 37th Fajr Film Festival of Iran announced its winners on Monday, with Narges Abyar’s “The Night Moon Was Full” winning seven awards including for best motion picture.
The 37th edition of Fajr Film Festival, Iran’s most famous cinematic event, has been inaugurated in the capital Tehran Tuesday night.
Iran’s top cinema official announced the country would cancel a film week dedicated to Polish films in Tehran in protest against Warsaw’s plan to host an anti-Iran meeting organized by the US.