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Farahani accuses Farhadi
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Farahani accuses Farhadi

At a roundtable in Cannes Festival, star of the film Girls of the sun, Golshifteh Farahani, has accused Asghar Farhadi of consciously ignoring her. At the 71st Cannes Film Festival, Everybody knows by Asghar Farhadi, Three faces by Jafar Panahi, and Girls of the sun directed by Eva Husson are competing for the Palme d’Or.  

Ferdowsi, Iranian Shahnameh, Our Today
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Ferdowsi, Iranian Shahnameh, Our Today

The Book of Kings [Shahnameh of Ferdowsi] is one of Iran’s greatest literary legacies still murmuring the heroic lifestyles of ancient peoples and kings of the Empire in verse for the Iranian nation and Persian speakers around the world after the passing of many centuries. It is composed in three parts of mythology, heroism, and history.  

Everybody knows tops the box office in France
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Everybody knows tops the box office in France

Everybody knows, directed by Asghar Farhadi, has been screened in 430 cinema theaters in France and topped the box office here. Distribution rights have been sold to China, the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, South Africa, and a number of Middle Eastern countries. High sales are expected for the global screening of this movie.  

Beyzaei and Kiarostami films at the TFT
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Beyzaei and Kiarostami films at the TFT

An Iranian film festival is being staged in California from 28 April to 19 May 2018. Films screened here are “Bashu – the little stranger”, a timeless work by Bahram Beyzaei, and “24 Frames” by Abbas Kiarostami in the out of competition category of the Department of Film, Television and Digital MediaUCLA School of TFT.

Arts and architecture of Iran in Manchester University
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Arts and architecture of Iran in Manchester University

“Modern Iranian Art and Architecture in the Shadow of the Classical Persian Past” is the title of a conference being hosted by the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester on 17-18 May 2018 through the efforts of Dr Aida Foroutan. It will be attended by scholars and researchers of Persian/Iranian art and architecture from Iran and elsewhere.  

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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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US insults for Iran’s volleyball team

2018/06/19

The Iranian volleyball team competing in the FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League in the US has been interrogated by the FBI at the airport.  

Zarif digs on Israeli nuclear warheads

2018/06/19

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.”  

Rouhani: Tehran will stand by Doha

2018/06/19

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.  

Reactions to Netanyahu's plans for Iran

2018/06/18

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.”

Iran rep in OPEC: Will veto Saudi proposal

2018/06/18

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.