The latest news and views about the Iranian cinema
A list by IndieWire has put the performance of Iranian actress Leila Hatami in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning drama ‘A Separation’ in its list of “The 25 Best Female Movie Performances of the 21st Century”.
A former Iranian culture minister says the film ‘Breath’ directed by Narges Abyar is a good choice to represent Iran in the global arena, particularly the Academy Awards.
The Iranian drama ‘Breath’ (Nafas), directed by female filmmaker Narges Abyar, has been selected as the country’s official submission to the 90th Academy Awards in the best foreign language film category.
The screening rights of dozens of Iranian films have been sold to other countries during President Hassan Rouhani’s first term, according to an official.
Iranian documentary ‘Mashti Esmaeil’ will take part in the competition section of the 15th Experimental International Film Festival (flExiff 2002-2022), which is due to be held in Sydney, Australia, on September 23-24, 2017.
Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, the two-time Oscar-winning director of “A Separation” and “The Salesman,” has started principal photography on “Everybody Knows”, his new psychological thriller starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
Three Iranian feature films will be screened at the 12th Silk Screen Asian-American Film Festival in Pennsylvania, the US, in September.
Prominent filmmaker Rakhshan Banietemad will serve as a jury member in the Horizons section of the 74th Venice Film Festival, August 30-September 9.
Three feature films, two documentaries and a short film will represent the Islamic Republic of Iran at the 38th Durban International Film Festival in South Africa.
A record-breaking number of Iranian female filmmakers are set to take part in different sections of an international film festival due to be held within the next two weeks.
Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar was selected as the best director at the 12th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF).
‘The Salesman’, the latest film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, has been nominated as Best Foreign Language Film for the 2017 Academy Awards.
Iranian acclaimed filmmaker Majid Majidi slammed the authorities of Saudi Arabia and Al-Azhar University for banning his latest film about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) without even watching it.
‘Muhammad (PBUH), the Messenger of God’, a film by renowned Iranian director Majid Majidi, will be screened at major movie theatres in Turkey as of tomorrow.
Majid Majidi’s movie on the life of the Prophet Muhammad has been acclaimed by cinematic and non-cinematic figures.
Muhammad, the Messenger of God has been given a warm welcome at home and abroad, with the creator of The Godfather hailing the movie on the life of the Muslim prophet.
Ali Jannati, the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance has called Muhammad the Messenger of God as the best Iranian movie after the revolution, saying it is perfect in terms of theme, content and technical issues.
The movie director said the main aim behind his grand cinematic project is to denounce extremist moves by those who resort to violence in the name of Islam.
Muhammad, which will premiere at the 2015 Fajr Festival, is a cultural symbol of Muslim unity.