Iranian poet influence on father of Russian literature
The Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin Day is celebrated on 6 June each year. Alexander Pushkin is a writer, poet, founder of contemporary literary language and a touchstone of Russian language and literature; as Sa'di and Ferdowsi are the touchstones of Persian language and literature.
Frodon and French films revisited
A “French Film Week” is being staged at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA) for a third time. Last year this time saw the first of such a week, attended by Jean-Michel Frodon, with the screening of New Wave French films and a movie by the late Abbas Kiarostami. Frodon is revisiting the TMoCA cinematheque again this year, to see through the second French Film Week until 18 April 2018. Meetings of knowledge transfer had been planned for the event, but no concrete news is available on this as of date.