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South Korean acrobats, musicians perform in Tehran 16 Sep 2017

South Korean acrobats, musicians perform in Tehran

TEHRAN – Groups of South Korea percussionists and acrobats are scheduled to give some open-air performances in the courtyard of Tehran’s Milad Tower today. The groups will stage performances of pungmul nori (Korean traditional percussion instruments playing), sangmo nori (spinning streamer hat performance) and beona nori (spinning hoops and dishes) during a program, which will […]

“Mississippi Dies Seated” crowned best at Iran’s theatrical writers’ awards 16 Sep 2017

“Mississippi Dies Seated” crowned best at Iran’s theatrical writers’ awards

TEHRAN – “Mississippi Dies Seated” based on Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s play “The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi” was named best play of the year at the 16th Celebration of Iran Critic and Theatrical Writers Society on Thursday. Director/writer Homayun Ghanizadeh received his award from the celebrated filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-Etemad during the celebration, which was held […]

Levon Haftvan to stage “The Yalta Game” in Toronto 14 Sep 2017

Levon Haftvan to stage “The Yalta Game” in Toronto

TEHRAN – Iranian director Levon Haftvan will perform Irish writer Brian Friel’s “The Yalta Game” at the Fairview Library Theater in Toronto, Canada on Friday. The play will be produced by Haftvan’s Lemaz Productions and Artists Management in Canada. “The Yalta Game” is based on Anton Chekhov’s 1899 story “The Lady with the Lapdog”. It […]

“Nobody” honored at Animanima festival 14 Sep 2017

“Nobody” honored at Animanima festival

TEHRAN – Iranian director Elham Toroqi’s animated film “Nobody” has won the special jury award at the 11th Animanima, an international animation festival in Cacak, Serbia. The film is about a white cat that lives in a city full of black people and animals. The cat is so desperate because nobody cares about it, until […]

“The Salesman” wins big at Iran Cinema Celebration 14 Sep 2017

“The Salesman” wins big at Iran Cinema Celebration

TEHRAN – Oscar-winning drama “The Salesman” received more honors for director Asghar Farhadi in his homeland by collecting top awards at the 19th Iran Cinema Celebration on Tuesday night. The film was honored in seven categories, including best film, best director, and best screenplay while “The Salesman” actor Babak Karimi and Farhadi’s assistant, Maryam Naraqi, […]

Swedish festival honors Iranian films 14 Sep 2017

Swedish festival honors Iranian films

TEHRAN – Two Iranian films won awards at the 9th Afghan International Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden, the organizers announced on Sunday. “Parting”, a joint production of Iran and Afghanistan by Navid Mahmudi was picked as the best film, while “Overruled” by codirected Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jurabchian from Iran won the award for best international […]

Iranians celebrates 117th anniversary of national cinema 13 Sep 2017

Iranians celebrates 117th anniversary of national cinema

Iranians celebrate National Day of Cinema across the country, marking the 117th anniversary of introduction of the art form in the country. On September 12 each year, Iranian artists, movie fans and officials celebrate the occasion across the country. This year, the first anniversary ceremony was held in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Sunday, as the […]

‘A Thousand Tales’ to vie at Calcutta Film Festival 13 Sep 2017

‘A Thousand Tales’ to vie at Calcutta Film Festival

TEHRAN – Iranian animation ‘A Thousand Tales’ which narrates a selection of Shahnameh stories is nominated for the best animation award in Calcutta Film Festival in India. ‘A Thousand Tales’ is an animation series which offers an open interpretation of some of Shahnameh’s tales. It will compete to receive the award for best animation in […]

“Weavers of Imagination” named best doc at Lifft India Awards 12 Sep 2017

“Weavers of Imagination” named best doc at Lifft India Awards

TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Mohammad-Sadeq Jafari’s “Weavers of Imagination” was picked as best documentary film at the Lifft India Awards in India, the organizers announced last week. “Weavers of Imagination” produced at Iran’s Documentary and Experimental Film Center tells the story of several blind carpet weavers who spend happy times when they get together. Indian […]

“Parting” crowned best at Sydney Persian filmfest 12 Sep 2017

“Parting” crowned best at Sydney Persian filmfest

TEHRAN – “Parting”, a joint production of Iran and Afghanistan by Navid Mahmudi, won the Golden Gazelle Award for Best Feature Film at the 6th Persian International Film Festival in the Australian city of Sydney, the organizers announced on Sunday. The film is about teenage lovers Nabi and Fereshteh who are separated by her family’s […]