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“Breath”, “The Salesman” lead nominations at Iran Cinema Celebration 04 Sep 2017

“Breath”, “The Salesman” lead nominations at Iran Cinema Celebration

TEHRAN – Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning film “The Salesman” and Narges Abyar’s anti-war drama “Breath” led the nominations at the 19th Iran Cinema Celebration on Sunday each with ten nods. The films followed by director Hamid Nematollah’s movie “Subdued” with nine nominations are competing in several categories, including best film. Shahab Hosseini, the winner of this […]

South Korean cultural exhibition opens at Tehran center 04 Sep 2017

South Korean cultural exhibition opens at Tehran center

TEHRAN – A South Korean cultural exhibition opened at Tehran’s Melal Cultural Center on Sunday. South Korean Ambassador Kim Seung-Ho and a number of Iranian cultural officials attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition titled “Korea, Close-Up”. The exhibition is displaying some photos of Korean tourist attractions, Korean food and traditional costumes, and a number […]

Iran’s “Light Sight” honored at American, Italian events 04 Sep 2017

Iran’s “Light Sight” honored at American, Italian events

TEHRAN – Iranian director Seyyed Moslem Tabatabai’s short animation “Light Sight” has been honored at two international film festivals in the U.S. and Italy. The 1st Sunrise 45 Film Festival, which was held in the small town of Alpena located in northeastern Michigan in the U.S. from August 18 to 20, picked the animation as […]

Doc criticizes sexual liberation in Iran 04 Sep 2017

Doc criticizes sexual liberation in Iran

TEHRAN – Hossein Shamaqdari, the director of the documentary “Alberta Legacy” about the brain drain in Iran, has recently made another film that criticizes sexual liberation in Iran. “Sexual Revolution” produced at the Arman Media Cultural Institute was released online on Sunday, the Tehran-based institute announced. The documentary starts with a narrative reading “We are […]

Exhibits to premiere photos of WWII Polish refugees in Isfahan 04 Sep 2017

Exhibits to premiere photos of WWII Polish refugees in Isfahan

TEHRAN – Two exhibitions, which will be organized in Tehran and Isfahan during October and November, will premiere a collection of photos of the Polish people who took refuge in the central Iranian city of Isfahan from the atrocities of the Soviets’ labor camps during World War II. This unique collection, which has never been […]

Cologne theater to host troupes from Iran 04 Sep 2017

Cologne theater to host troupes from Iran

TEHRAN – A theater troupe and a Persian music ensemble from Iran will be performing at Keller Theater in Cologne during October. The performances will be held by Cologne-based Iranian director and playwright Alireza Kushk-Jalali’s troupe and Barbat Ensemble on October 5 and 6, the theater has announced. Kushk-Jalali will direct Ashkan Khatibi and Reza […]

“Blockage” selected for Busan New Current 03 Sep 2017

“Blockage” selected for Busan New Current

TEHRAN – The Iranian film “Blockage” will compete in the New Current category at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea. Nine other movies will be screened in the category dedicated to promising Asian filmmakers, the organizers have announced. Directed by Mohsen Qarai, “Blockage” traces the overwhelming chaos that happens to a […]

Iran’s “Melancholy” honored at Love Is Folly film festival 03 Sep 2017

Iran’s “Melancholy” honored at Love Is Folly film festival

TEHRAN – Iranian director Morteza Atashzamzam’s “Melancholy” won the Award of the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers at the 25th International Film Festival Love Is Folly in Varna, Bulgaria on Friday, the publicist of the movie announced on Saturday. The film is about a young woman, Mina, who finally becomes pregnant after suffering several medical […]

“The Servant” praised at Armenian event 03 Sep 2017

“The Servant” praised at Armenian event

TEHRAN – “The Servant”, an acclaimed animated movie from Iran, won an honorable mention at the Fresco International Film Festival in the Armenian capital of Yerevan last Thursday, the publicist of the movie announced on Saturday. Directed by Farnush Abedi, the film is about a servant who becomes a master and a bug becomes his […]

London festival picks movies from Iran 03 Sep 2017

London festival picks movies from Iran

TEHRAN – Four Iranian films will go on screen at the 61st BFI London Film Festival, which will be held from October 4 to 15. “Israfil” by Ida Panahandeh has been selected for the Love Section while Abbas Kiarostami’s “24 Frames” will go on screen in the Create Section. “Israfil” tells the story of Behruz, […]