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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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Oliver Stone coming to Fajr Festival

Oliver Stone coming to Fajr Festival

The 36th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) Secretary has announced that American writer and filmmaker, Oliver Stone, and winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express (1978), will be coming to the 2018 Fajr Festival in Tehran.

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Oscar winner Piovani concert in Iran

Oscar winner Piovani concert in Iran

Nicola Piovani, Italian light-classical musician, theater, soundtrack composer, and winner of the 1998 Best Original Dramatic Score Oscar for the score of the Roberto Benigni film La Vita è bella (Life is beautiful), will be holding a concert in Iran on 25 April 2018.  

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31 Iranian Features at the Fajr International Film Festival

31 Iranian Features at the Fajr International Film Festival

31 Iranian feature films will be screened at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival from 19-27 April 2018 in Tehran. Works by prominent Iranian filmmakers will feature here, such as Bahman Farmanara, Ebrahim Hatamikia, Khosro Masoumi, Ahmadreza Motamedi, Farzan Motamen, Behrouz Gharibpour, Kamal Tabrisi, Mohammad-Ali Basheh-Ahangar, and Houman Seyedi among others, some as a premiere.  

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Olive green color of the year in Iranian fashion

Olive green color of the year in Iranian fashion

Color is a defining factor in design and the choice of clothing. The global fashion industry goes to lengthy measures every year to select a particular color for men, women, and children’s fashion, not necessarily in tune with the culture, climate, and individuality of those who wear it worldwide. This year, however, the organizers of the 7th Fajr Fashion Festival in Tehran have announced in an innovative move that the color of the year will be olive green here – a color close to parts of nature and climatic conditions of Iran.  

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Screening “Beyond the Clouds” by Majid Majidi

Screening “Beyond the Clouds” by Majid Majidi

The latest feature “Beyond the Clouds” by Majid Majidi will be the opening movie for the 36th Fajr International Film Festival in Iran, following which it will be screened outside the country, including India. “Beyond the Clouds” will open Fajr on 19 April 2018.

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A review of Italian cinema in Fajr Festival

A review of Italian cinema in Fajr Festival

Seven feature films will be screened at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival in Iran as a “Retrospective of Italian Cinema”. All the films have been made in 2017. One entry is for the Competition category, two in the Magic Lantern category, one in the Special Screenings category, and the rest are in the Retrospective category.

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Lasting Iranian movies screened at Fajr Festival

Lasting Iranian movies screened at Fajr Festival

The Fajr International Film Festival is holding its second edition this year by screening films from directors Ali Hatami, Parviz Kimiaei, Naser Tahvaei, and Seyfollah Dād. This year’s 36th Fajr International Film Festival will screen parts of the popular TV series “Soltan Sahebgharan” directed and produced by Ali Hatami in its classics category. 

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