Dae Jang Geum [Jewel in the Palace] was a popular 2003 Korean television series shown in Iran, starring actress Lee Young-ae, who is a familiar face for Iranians. She will be starring in Ghorban Mohammadpour’s new film “A lover in Hanoi”. Filming will begin soon in Iran, South Korea, and Vietnam.
A documentary is being made in France on the life of the late Iranian wrestler, Jahan Pahlevan [World Champion] Takhti. Pioneer vocalist, Akbar Golpayegani, has also traveled to Paris to perform an old song for the documentary.
The short film Silence, directed by Pegah Arzi, has won Best Director and Best Short Film at Shawna Shea Film Festival (SSFF) in the US. The short film made in 2010 is 20 minutes and has already won seven other awards from various festivals.
Seven exquisite Persian carpets handwoven for the 2018 World Cup in Russia were unveiled in Tabriz on Saturday night at a ceremony attended by a group of high ranking officials and artists of Azerbaijan Province in northeastern Iran.
A group photo exhibition dubbed "Click" will be showcased at the Arta Gallery in Toronto with the presence of Iranian photographers until 23 May. Among the Iranian photographers are Alborz Malekpur, Morteza Niknahad, Sasan Ghahreman, and Elsa Hashemi. It is an exhibition in which the photographers have used the camera in a different way to narrate their story.
Steve Pond has said that Asghar Farhadi’s film opening the Cannes Film Festival is the best movie to open the Festival in years. Everybody knows premiered to a standing ovation at the Festival and has received middle to high marks so far.
On International Museum Day (IMD), tomorrow 18 May 2018, entry to all museums in Iran will be free. The Niavaran Palace complex will also inaugurate an exhibition by modern painters, from Sohrab Sepehri to Behjat Sadr, on the occasion.
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.
Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, has posted a tweet addressed to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): “There are at least 80 nuclear warheads stationed in the Middle East. None are in Iran; rather, they're at the fingertips of a warmonger who howls incessantly about fabricated Iranian “ambitions”. Time for an overdue debate on the real threat to the region & beyond.”
In a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Doha can make the best of the many capacities they have to promote trade between the two countries.
Some time ago, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sent a video message about the water crisis in Iran, saying: “Israel has the knowledge to stop an environmental crisis in Iran and I want to share this with the people of Iran.” He pointed to the launch of a website and a telegram channel in Persian to fight the water crisis in Iran, and stated: “Israel is with the Iranian people and I want to save the lives of many of them.”
Bloomberg reports that Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.