The Kiarostami Foundation has been set up by Ahmad Kiarostami in the US. Its job is to supervise and publish the cinematic and artistic works of the late Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami. The Foundation has been established by his eldest son who is a US resident.
The National Heritage Centre in the historical town of Seimareh has announced: “This important historic town, part of Darreh Shahr, in Ilam western Iran, will be Unesco registered after the necessary repairs have been made.”
Italian pianist and composer, Ludovico Einaudi, creator of the soundtracks for “This Is England”, “Fly”, “I'm Still Here”, and the TV miniseries “Doctor Zhivago”, is traveling to Iran to perform at the Ministry of the Interior concert hall in Tehran in April 2018.
French actress, Natalie Matti, is going on the Iranian stage in Ali Razi’s play. Following her performance in the play “Bazgasht-e pessar-e nafarman” [Return of the prodigal son] which was staged at the Iranshahr playhouse, Natali Mattie and Ali Razi are working together for the second time.
Istanbul will be playing host to a concert by Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan in late April. The improvised duet performance is one of these events in the music world which can be called an occurrence. The musicians are masters of their art and keen on interaction and movement forward, thus attracting much attention among the musical crowds.
The 36th Fajr Int’l Film Festival opened in Tehran last night with a cake celebrating 120 years of Iranian cinema and the screening of “Beyond the clouds” by Majid Majidi at the Felestine cinema theater.
An encouraging piece of news these days, ahead of the Tehran Int’l Book Fair, is the issuing of a long-awaited license for the publication of a novel by renowned Iranian author, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, about the war. After ten years of waiting in the ranks, his book will now be on display at the Book Fair in the capital.
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.
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.
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”.
With tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink, a rare dialogue recently took place between two former senior Saudi and Iranian officials. Hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and Director General of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency Prince Turki al Faisal debated Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators and chairman of the foreign policy committee of Iran’s National Security Council. The lively discussion touched on each country’s view of its security environment and the broader issues affecting the Iran-Saudi relationship. LobeLog has obtained the full transcript of the conversation, and the following is an abbreviated excerpt covering the key points.
Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other — not about each other.