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“Kupal” at US Trenton Film Festival
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“Kupal” at US Trenton Film Festival

The Trenton Film Festival will begin in the US on 22 March 2018. This year’s festival will screen six short films from Iran and the feature “Kupal”. In its latest screening, “Kupal” directed by Kazem Mollaei, will be shown in the Competitions section of the 10th Trenton Film Festival on its opening day.

Abbas Kiarostami honored in Brussels
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Abbas Kiarostami honored in Brussels

The late Iranian director, Abbas Kiarostami, will be honored in Brussels with the screening of two of his films. The movies “24 Frames” and “Take me home” by the late Kiarostami will be screened here together with “76 Hours and 15 seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” by Seifollah Samadian on 16 and 25 January at the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium.

Six Iranian films at 41st Gutenberg Festival
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Six Iranian films at 41st Gutenberg Festival

The 41st Gutenberg International Film Festival in Sweden is Scandinavia’s biggest movie event. This year, it is screening six films from Iran. The feature film “Esrafil” directed by Aida Panahandeh from Iran is in the Competitions category of the Gutenberg Festival. It is competing with 19 other films for the Best Picture Dragon Award.

“World art masterpieces” go to Europe
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“World art masterpieces” go to Europe

Iranian painter, Farah Ossouli in an interview with Mehr News Agency about the exhibition displaying her works entitled “World Art Masterpieces” said: “The exhibition ‘World Art Masterpieces’ includes 21 paintings the titles of which have been selected based on a poem by the late Forough Farrokhzad (famed contemporary Iranian poetess).

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

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.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

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.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

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.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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Pakistanis return to Iran by train

2018/01/20

After nearly twelve years, Iran and Pakistan have decided to get back on the railway tracks and begin running passenger trains between the two neighboring countries as from September 2018.

A building and history burned to the ground

2018/01/20

One year ago today, it was on 20 January 2017 that plumes of thick smoke rose to the sky and brought the bad omen of the famous Plasco building burning in central Tehran; an old city landmark and commercial center that lived only for 53 years before going up in smoke.

Fajr Theater Festival celebrates pioneers

2018/01/20

The 36th Fajr International Theater Festival is celebrating the works of three of its veterans, Ahmad Damud, Hushang Azadivar, and Jamshid Khanian. Their names have been printed in the Festival catalogue and the date has been set for the closing ceremony.  

Vermiculus (music)

2018/01/19

Artist: Constantinople Band Album: Clouds Genre: World music Year: 2006   (Persia Digest) – “Vermiculus” is performed by the Iranian-Canadian band “Constantinople”. It is a fusion piece of European music played with “Daf” percussion instrument. Percussion instruments can be combined with music from around the world.

Ali Rahbari in concert with Korean artist

2018/01/19

Following a concert with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, former conductor of the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Ali Rahbari, will be performing with musicians from S Korea end-January.