On Thursday, 22 February 2018, Reuters from Berlin reports that a comedy depicting a movie director being protected by his family from a serial killer challenges stereotypes about Iran and Iranian women at the Berlin Film Festival, the director said on Wednesday.
The distinguished professor or Iranian theater, the late Rokn-e-Din Khosravi, will be commemorated at the “Sang-e Laj” Playhouse on 24 February 2018. A group of actors, theater pioneers, fans, and students of the late Master will be attending the commemoration on Saturday Afternoon.
The week ending 23rd February in Tehran saw the opening of new exhibitions and the continuation of the old. The world of photography saw the opening of its important annual event, “Picture of the Year 2018” yesterday by exhibiting the crème de la crème of photography at the Artists Forum in the capital.
Eight Iranian films have been admitted to the 13th Athens Animfest in Greece. a“Alphabet” by Kianush Amiri, “Blowing in the wind” by Hajir Asadi, and “Wuthering heights” by Shirin Ashtari are but a few of the films being screened here.
Tehran’s 7th Computer Games Festival will hold its closing ceremony on 10 March 2018. Twenty international and fifteen national judges will be selecting the best games out of 190 games submitted. In this year’s edition, as in all other international festivals in this field, the judges will select games in the main genres. These include 18 video game writings, 20 PC games, and 152 mobile games, who will be competing for the top awards at the Festival.
The German music band, Schiller, are returning to Iran with their new performances 4-6 March 2018 at the Ministry of the Interior Hall. Organizers Mahdi Kashi and Mostafa Kabiri have said the return of the band is due to the demand of their fans in Iran.
The third term of setar teaching classes will be held in Moscow by teacher Azadeh Amiri, with the efforts of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. As reported by Sputnik Russian News Agency, classes for the setar Iranian musical instrument are being thought for the third term running for Russian students by the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
The 36th Fajr International Film Festival will run from 20-27 April 2018 simultaneously with the 120th anniversary of cinema. The poster for the Festival has been unveiled with an old picture of when the cinema began work in Iran.
In these times of difficulty for theater companies, allocating a state playhouse to a performance is rather an interesting occurrence. Ferdowsi playhouse was established in 2004 and began work with the performance of “Rostam o Sohrab” puppet opera. It is a theater hall designed for marionette performances, where plays by expert in the field, Behrouz Gharibpur, are staged. Sheikh Sanan will also go on stag here.
February 18 marks the birthday of Shahram Nazeri, the pioneer Iranian tenor who performs the lyrics of famous Persian poets Molavi, founding a new style of epic-mythical singing. He was named as Iran’s chevalier of song by the French.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
On 21 February, Reuters reports from Washington that the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack.
Artist: Pedram Derakhshani
Album: Lifeless banquet
(Persia Digest) – “Angry santoor” is a track from the album “Lifeless banquet” by Pedram Derakhshani who is well-known for this genre. Pedram is always seeking to cross over the traditional spaces to reach his own in music. He has been very successful in achieving this.