Kiarostami Gave New Life to Experimental Cinema

Alireza Tabesh, the Managing Director of Farabi Cinema Foundation, offered his condolences over the death of Abbas Kiarostami, the renowned Iranian filmmaker, and described him as a brilliant figure in cinema who had a humanistic and ethical approach in his works.Kiarostami died on July 4 at the age of 76. His death was a great shock to art lovers and cinema professionals in Iran and many other parts of the world. Many people, including Tabesh, have since released messages on his demise. While...
Saturday, 09 July 2016
Kiarostami gave new meaning to cinema: Culture minister

Minister of culture and Islamic guidance expressed condolences over demise of great Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami, saying Kiarostami gave a new meaning to cinema.In a message on Tuesday, Ali Jannati said Kiarostami, through his modern, beautiful, and creative works put the name of Iran under the spotlight of world’s art societies.Jannati, in his message, also sympathized with the Iranian nation, cinema artists, art society, devotees of cinema and members of Kiarostami’s family over...
Saturday, 09 July 2016
Iran’s ‘Time to love’ to hit European, North American screens

‘Time to love’ by Iranian filmmaker Alireza Raisian is set to be screened in different countries across Europe and North America.Cinema-enthusiasts will get the chance to watch the feature-length production with English subtitles in the UK, Germany and Sweden.‘Time to love’ will also travel to the US, where it will be screened in Washington, Chicago and New York. The Canadian city of Toronto will be the other host of Raisian’s award-winning production.The film depicts the complexities...
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Iranian films to be screened at 2015 Montreal film festival

The 2015 edition of Montreal World Film Festival is set to screen five feature-length and short films by Iranian directors. ‘Death of the Fish’ by Rouhollah Hejazi will be screened in the Focus on World Cinema section of the annual festival.Hejazi’s feature-length production is about a woman who leaves a strange will, asking her children to keep her body at home for 3 days after her death without informing any relatives.The 100-minute drama gained fame in Iran for featuring 11 acclaimed...
Saturday, 22 August 2015
Shanghai filmfest awards ‘13’ by Iran’s Houman Seyyedi

The 2015 edition of Shangahi International Film Festival has awarded 13 by Iranian filmmaker Houman Seyyedi.Seyyedi’s drama received the Best Cinematography and Best Film awards of the prestigious event’s Asian New Talent category, which aims at introducing Asian youths in the film industry, and facilitating production of Asian films.The movie, which chronicles the story of a young reticent boy and the problems he faces after his parents’ divorce, competed with films from China,...
Sunday, 28 June 2015
 Kiarostami Gave New Life to Experimental Cinema

Kiarostami Gave New Life to Experimental Cinema


Alireza Tabesh, the Managing Director of Farabi Cinema Foundation, offered his condolences over the death of Abbas Kiarostami, the renowned Iranian filmmaker, and described him as a brilliant figure in cinema who had a humanistic and ethica ... Saturday, 09 July 2016 09:32
 Kiarostami gave new meaning to cinema: Culture minister

Kiarostami gave new meaning to cinema: Culture minister


Minister of culture and Islamic guidance expressed condolences over demise of great Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami, saying Kiarostami gave a new meaning to cinema.In a message on Tuesday, Ali Jannati said Kiarostami, through his mod ... Saturday, 09 July 2016 09:28
Iran’s ‘Time to love’ to hit European, North American screens

Iran’s ‘Time to love’ to hit European, North American screens


‘Time to love’ by Iranian filmmaker Alireza Raisian is set to be screened in different countries across Europe and North America.Cinema-enthusiasts will get the chance to watch the feature-length production with English subtitles in the UK, ... Saturday, 17 October 2015 10:35
Three Iranian productions to take part in Chinese filmfest

Three Iranian productions to take part in Chinese filmfest


Three Iranian productions are set to compete at the 2015 edition of China’s Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival.Narges Abyar’s ‘Track 143,’ Hamid-Reza Qorbani’s ‘Three Fish’ and Fayyaz Mousavi’s ‘Story of My Father's Bike and M ... Saturday, 17 October 2015 10:31
Iranian films to be screened at 2015 Montreal film festival

Iranian films to be screened at 2015 Montreal film festival


The 2015 edition of Montreal World Film Festival is set to screen five feature-length and short films by Iranian directors. ‘Death of the Fish’ by Rouhollah Hejazi will be screened in the Focus on World Cinema section of the annual festiv ... Saturday, 22 August 2015 06:13
Legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif dies at 83

Legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif dies at 83


Renowned Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, best known for his role in classic flicks such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and "Doctor Zhivago", has died at the age of 83 at a hospital in the Egyptian capital Cairo.According to Steve Kenis, Sharif’s age ... Saturday, 22 August 2015 05:56
Shanghai filmfest awards ‘13’ by Iran’s Houman Seyyedi

Shanghai filmfest awards ‘13’ by Iran’s Houman Seyyedi


The 2015 edition of Shangahi International Film Festival has awarded 13 by Iranian filmmaker Houman Seyyedi.Seyyedi’s drama received the Best Cinematography and Best Film awards of the prestigious event’s Asian New Talent category, which ... Sunday, 28 June 2015 05:30
British actor Christopher Lee dies at age of 93

British actor Christopher Lee dies at age of 93


Christopher Lee, one of Britain's greatest actors typecast in horror movies, has died at the age of 93 at a hospital in his home city of London.The celebrated actor, who had been under treatment for respiratory problems and heart failure ... Sunday, 28 June 2015 05:26
Turkish cartoon contest awards Iranian artists

Turkish cartoon contest awards Iranian artists


Three Iranian artists have been awarded at the 2015 edition of Turkey’s AydinDogan International Cartoon Contest.Mohsen Nouri-Najafi and Jalal Pirmarzabad won the second and third awards of the event, while SamanTorabi received the Merit ... Sunday, 28 June 2015 05:05
US filmfest awards ‘Today’ by Iranian filmmaker

US filmfest awards ‘Today’ by Iranian filmmaker


The movie ‘Today’ by Iranian filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi has been awarded at the 2015 Washington, DC International Film Festival in the US.Mirkarimi’s 88-minute movie received the SIGNIS Commendation award for illuminating and celebrating wh ... Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:48
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