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Steve Pond review of Everybody knows

Steve Pond review of Everybody knows

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.  

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Jafar Panahi missing from Cannes

Jafar Panahi missing from Cannes

Iranian cinema has had a prominent presence in Cannes with the film "Everyone knows", which opened the ceremony and the screening of several Iranian films in the competition section. However, the Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who is officially banned from working and traveling, could not come to the premiere of his own film. He, nonetheless, thanked all his cinema friends who had tried so he could travel to France on his Instagram page.

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Godard-Golestan letters made into a movie

Godard-Golestan letters made into a movie

Letters exchanged between Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan are being adapted into a movie. Variety reports that the French New Wave icon Jean-Luc Godard who seldom plays in movies will be starring in a Vendredi Robinson production based on the letters and correspondence exchanged between Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan, the Iranian filmmaker and literary figure.

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Farhadi airs views on US exit from JCPOA

Farhadi airs views on US exit from JCPOA

Asghar Farhadi’s premiere of “Everybody knows” opening the 2018 Cannes Film Festival has coincided with the news of the US withdrawing from the JCPOA nuclear agreement on 8 May, a step Farhadi regards as placing more pressure on the people of Iran rather than its government.

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Cannes opens with Asghar Farhadi's film

Cannes opens with Asghar Farhadi's film

The 71th Cannes Film Festival opened in France last night with the screening of the film "Everybody Knows" directed by Asghar Farhadi. Farhadi, along with Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darin, the cast of the film, walked the red carpet last night.

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A review of Golestan Palace films

A review of Golestan Palace films

The Cinema Museum will host the release of 21 film reels from Mozaffar-e-Din Shah’s time in an event entitled "A review of Golestan Palace films". These are old films that are screened for the first time.  

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Iranian films at 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Iranian films at 2018 Cannes Film Festival

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival will host films by Iranian filmmakers in several sessions. "Everybody Knows" directed by Asghar Farhadi, which will open the 71st Cannes Film Festival, will be first screened at 20h30 on 8 May. Immediately after the opening ceremony, it will be screened in the competition section at Grand Théâtre Lumière, on Wednesday, 9 May, in two sessions.  

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36th Fajr Int’l Film Festival Opens in Tehran

36th Fajr Int’l Film Festival Opens in Tehran

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.  

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Frodon and French films revisited

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.  

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Two Iranians competing for the Palme d’Or

Two Iranians competing for the Palme d’Or

The list of films featured in the main sections of the Cannes Festival was announced, and in addition to Asghar Farhadi, who opens the festival with the film "Everyone Knows", Jafar Panahi is also competing with the film "Three Faces" in the competition section for the Palme d’Or.  

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