The latest news and views about the Iranian cinema
Four Iranian Films in India’s Golden Elephant Festival
Four Iranian films have taken part in this year’s edition of India’s Golden Elephant Film Festival, which is dedicated to children’s films.
Iran’s Jalilvand Wins Gold Hugo at Chicago Film Festival
Iranian filmmaker Vahid Jalilvand has bagged the prestigious Gold Hugo award at the 53rd edition of Chicago International Film Festival for his latest drama ‘No Date, No Signature’.
Film Festival in Dallas Features Several Iranian Animations
A number of Iranian animated films have been screened for children in Dallas, the United States, as part of a festival dedicated to Persian movies.
Iran, Armenia to Expand Ties in Film Industry
Iran and Armenia have signed an agreement to expand bilateral ties in the movie industry.
Iran’s Leila Hatami among Best Actresses of 21st Century
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”.
‘Breath’ Great Choice to Represent Iran’s Cinema in World: Official
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.
Iran Selects ‘Breath’ as Official Submission to 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.
Iranian Film Bags Two Awards at Venice Festival
The Iranian film ‘No Date, No Signature’ has won the awards for Best Director and Best Actor at the Venice Horizons section of the 74th Venice Film Festival.
Iran Sells Screening Rights of 64 Films to Other Countries
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 to Compete in Sydney Film Festival
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.
Asghar Farhadi Starts Shooting Latest Film in Spain
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.
3 Iranian Films to Compete in American Film Festival
Three Iranian feature films will be screened at the 12th Silk Screen Asian-American Film Festival in Pennsylvania, the US, in September.
Iranian Animation ‘Stripy’ Praised in Hungary
An Iranian short animated film titled “Stripy” has drawn great praise from the Hungarian animation society following its screening in a film festival in the country.
Iranian Filmmaker to Sit on Venice Film Festival’s Jury
Prominent filmmaker Rakhshan Banietemad will serve as a jury member in the Horizons section of the 74th Venice Film Festival, August 30-September 9.
Iranian Film ‘Zar’ among 2017 Best Horror Movies
The horror film ‘Zar’ written and directed by Nima Farahi has been selected by the Spotlight Horror Awards, an American virtual magazine for horror films, as one of the award winners in 2017.
Six Iranian Films at Durban International Film Festival
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.
180 Iranian Female Filmmakers to Compete in Int’l Festival
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 Wins Best Director Award in Canada
Iranian filmmaker Narges Abyar was selected as the best director at the 12th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF).
Iran’s Submission ‘The Salesman’ Receives Oscar Nomination
‘The Salesman’, the latest film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, has been nominated as Best Foreign Language Film for the 2017 Academy Awards.
Majidi Criticises Saudi Arabia for Banning His Film about Prophet Muhammad
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.
Majidi’s Film on Prophet Muhammad’s Life to Go on Screens in Turkey
‘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.
Muhammad, in the eyes of two world-famous cinema figures
Majid Majidi’s movie on the life of the Prophet Muhammad has been acclaimed by cinematic and non-cinematic figures.
Director of The Godfather praises Muhammad, the Messenger of God
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.
Islam religion of peace, friendship: Majidi
Iranian director Majid Majidi has said that Muhammad aims to correct misconceptions about Islam in the world.
Muhammad is the most distinguished Iranian film in 35 years
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.