Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Iranian Cinema

Oscar-winner Farhadi’s film to be Screened in Miami Festival

Iranian film “A Hero” directed by two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi, will be screened at a special section of the Miami International Film Festival in the United States.

Iranian Film Restored by Scorsese’s Foundation with Funding by George Lucas

The Iranian masterpiece “Chess of the Wind” has been revived thanks to the efforts of Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation and with funding by Star Wars director George Lucas.

Iranian Drama ‘6.5 Per Metre’ Named France’s Fourth Best-Selling Film

Over the past week, 40,000 French moviegoers have watched the Iranian award-winning movie “Metri Shesh-o Nim” (6.5 Per Metre), which rolled out in 265 theaters in France on August 9.

World-Famous Iranian Stuntman Dies after Movie Scence Accident

Renowned Iranian stuntman Arsha Aghdasi has died of the injuries he sustained in an accident at the scene of a film being shot in the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

A Review of Iranian Films Acclaimed at Cannes Festival

Asghar Farhadi's new film "A Hero" which won the Grand Prize of the 74th Cannes International Film Festival was not the first Iranian film to be praised at the prestigious festival.

Afghan Artists, Literati Shining in Iran

These days, there is fear, more than ever, of Afghanistan reverting to what it was in the years from 1996 to 2001 when art and the artists’ right to survive was threatened.

Asghar Farhadi Wins Grand Prix of Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival awarded its Grand Prix to prominent Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi for his latest drama "A Hero" in its 74th edition.

Asghar Farhadi’s Latest Feature to Be Screened in Cannes

The official website of the Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the latest poster of Asghar Farhadi’s film named “Hero” ahead of the 74th edition of the prestigious cinematic event.

Iranian Movie Receives Int’l Award at Zagreb Film Festival

The Iranian documentaries “No Room for Angels” and “The Exodus” have been chosen to be screened at the 8th Iranian Film Festival in Paris.

Paris to Host Event Honouring Eminent Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

The Centre Pompidou, a centre of culture and arts in Paris, is to hold a program to display and review the works of late renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

Prominent Iranian Actor Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz Dies at 90

Illustrious Iranian actor Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz has passed away at the age of 90 in Tehran.

Three Iranian Films in 2020 Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield International Documentary Festival (SIDF) is going to screen three Iranian films in its 2020 edition.

Iran to Reopen Cinemas, Theatres, Concert Halls

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has given the green light for the conditional reopening of movie theatres and concert halls as of June 21.

Drive-in Cinema in Iran after 40 Years

Photos by Saeid Sajjadi, ANA and Davoud Ghahrdar, IRNA

Iran’s First Drive-in Cinema Launched amid COVID-19 Pandemic

For the first time in the Islamic Republic of Iran a movie will be screened for the audience at a drive-in cinema.

Iranian Actor Sajjad Delafrooz Turning into Bollywood Superstar

Bollywood always reminds us of popular superstars, such as Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan. But it is great to know that nowadays an Iranian actor, Sajjad Delafrooz, has mesmerized Indians with his acting talent and he is probably in the path of turning into the next Bollywood superstar.

Netflix to Stream Remastered Versions of Kiarostami’s Films

The world's leading provider of online entertainment service Netflix is going to offer the remastered versions of a number of movies directed by late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami.

COVID-19 Inflicts Huge Losses on Iran’s Culture, Art, Media Sectors

The coronavirus outbreak has inflicted over Rls. 9.76 trillion ($65 million) in losses on Iran’s culture, art and media sectors, a top official says.

In a First, Big-Budget Iranian Film to Premiere on VOD amid COVID-19

Famous Iranian director Ebrahim Hatamikia has decided to premier his long-awaited film “Exodus” through Video-On-Demand system as all cinemas are closed over the spread of coronavirus.

In Letter to Foreign Colleagues, Iranian Artists Urge Action against US Sanctions

A group of Iranian artists engaged in various fields have written a letter to their colleagues in the foreign countries to raise awareness about the urgent need for collective action against the coronavirus epidemic and call for action against the US sanctions that have impeded Iran’s battle with COVID-19.

Iranian Filmmaker Wins Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival

“There Is No Evil”, the latest film directed by Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, has won him the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.

China Appreciates Iranian Filmmaker’s Sympathy amid Coronavirus Outbreak

China’s Ambassador to Iran has thanked Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi for his expression of sympathy towards the Chinese nation after the furious spread of the fatal virus in the country.   

Fajr Film Festival Kicks Off in Iran; Opening Ceremony Funds Donated to Flood Victims

As the 38th edition of Fajr Film Festival has gotten underway in Iran, the festival organizers are donating the opening ceremony funds to the people affected by flooding in the country’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

First Iranian Woman Filmmaker Dies at 92

Veteran actress and filmmaker Shahla Riahi has passed away at the age of 92 in Tehran, her family confirmed.

Five Iranian Films on Screen at Kerala Film Festival

An Iranian juror and five movies directed by Iranian filmmakers are participating in the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2019) in India.

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