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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, […]

Iranian shorts line up for Miami festival 03 Sep 2017

Iranian shorts line up for Miami festival

TEHRAN – A lineup of nine Iranian movies will go on screen at the 16th Miami short Film Festival in the U.S. city from November 6 to 11. The lineup includes “Birthday Night” by Omid Shams, “Not Yet” by Arian Vazirdaftari, “Numbness” by    Milad Jarmuz, “Red Season” by Hassan Najmabadi and “Retouch” by Kaveh Mazaheri. […]

New secretary appointed to Fajr Film Festival 02 Sep 2017

New secretary appointed to Fajr Film Festival

TEHRAN – The Cinema Organization of Iran (COI) Director Mohammad-Mehdi Heidarian appointed Ebrahim Darughehzadeh the new secretary of the 36th Fajr Film Festival on Wednesday. Darughezadeh replaced Mohammad Heidari who had held the position since 2015. Darughezadeh was the director of the Supervision and Evaluation Office (SEO) of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance […]

Robert Knepper, Armin Amiri join “1st Born” project 02 Sep 2017

Robert Knepper, Armin Amiri join “1st Born” project

TEHRAN – “Prison Break” actor Robert Knepper and “The Wrestler” star Armin Amiri have joined “1st Born”, the comedy project that will be directed by Ali Atshani from Iran as the first co-production between Iran and America, Variety announced on Wednesday. Earlier over the past few weeks, Val Kilmer, William Baldwin and Jay Abdo signed […]