The winners of the 20th Sarasota Film Festival have been announced. The Iranian feature “Lunch time” is also on the list. The Sarasota Film Festival has announced its winners in ten categories, and the Best Short Film Award has gone to “Lunch time” by Alireza Ghasemi.
Former Editor-in-Chief of Cahiers du Cinéma, Jean-Michel Frodon, has said: “The absence of the late Kiarostami is a great tragedy, not only for the cinema of Iran, but also for the cinema of the world.”
Speaking at the 3rd Contemporary Music Festival of Tehran (TCMF), Polish musician, Alexander Vanouk commented: “The TCMF is a very valuable event for me as it tries to gather around the contemporary music scene of Iran and the world to work on their favorite subject.”
Italian composer and pianist, Ludovico Einaudi, is staging a week-long concert in Tehran, starting tonight. This is what he had to say on Iranian music: “I like Iranian music and have spent time listening to Iranian folk music.”
Seventy-eight years ago, on 24 April, the first radio transmitter in Iran began broadcasting from the old Shemiran road studios in Tehran. Exactly on 24 April, 1940, a radio service started which presented programs such as news, Iranian music, cultural and artistic subjects, history and geography for eight hours a day. The service was only for Tehran, and for this reason became known as “Radio Tehran”.
Professor of arts and media studies at Université Paris III, Fahimeh Najmi, has released her book entitled “Le Théâtre, L'Iran et L'Occident” [The Theater, Iran, and the Occident] in Paris on 11 April 2018.
April 23 marks the birth anniversary of Sheikh Baha'i, one of the great Iranian architects and it is designated the National Architect Day. We hear the name of Sheikh Baha'i these days more than ever, because of the water dispute between the farmers of Isfahan and Yazd.
Thirty-two Iranian artists are participating at the 82nd International Handicrafts Trade Fair (Mostra Internazionale dell'Artigianato), 21 April – 1 May 2018 in Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso venue.
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.
The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, has signed a 4-year MoU to establish a free trade zone between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union. The interim agreement was published online on the Russian government’s official website yesterday, whereby Iran and the EAEU will operate a free trade zone for a period of four years.
At a meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister, the UN Secretary-General supported the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal and asked that all signatories remain committed to their obligations under the agreement.
Artist: Masoud Shaari/ Christophe Rezai
(Persia Digest) – The track “Complaint” from the album “Journey” is a work by two prominent Iranian musicians, Massoud Shorari and Christoph Rezaei. It is a fusion of pure Iranian classical music and western music with a touch of Indian. It is considered one of the best fusion pieces in this genre.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Richard Murphy said: “Trump's nomination of Pompeo as Secretary of State and choice of Bolton as National Security Advisor do not signal his decision to withdraw from the JCPOA.”