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Best Screenplay Award goes to Jafar Panahi

Best Screenplay Award goes to Jafar Panahi

And the Best Screenplay Award goes to Jafar Panahi for his film “Three faces” at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. The Palm d’Or went to the Japanese movie “'Shoplifters” directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.  

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Un certain regard for Ali Abbasi

Un certain regard for Ali Abbasi

“Border”, co-produced by Denmark and Sweden, directed by Iranian-Swedish director, Ali Abbasi won Un certain regard Award at at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.  

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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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Weavers of dreams wins Derby Film Festival

Weavers of dreams wins Derby Film Festival

The Iranian documentary Weavers of dreams has won the Best Short Documentary award at the Derby Film Festival in England. The 5th edition of the Derby Film Festival ran 4-13 May 2018 in England. Weavers of dreams, directed by Seyed Mohammad-Sadegh Jafari, was competing with 50 other documentaries.

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Farahani accuses Farhadi

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.  

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Iranian animations shine in Russia and Bulgaria

Iranian animations shine in Russia and Bulgaria

Iranian animation makers have an active presence in global festivals these days. The animation "The Bystander" made by Sheyda Kashi is the finalist of the Russian animation festival, and "Pet Man," won the Best Environmental Animation award in Bulgaria.  

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Beyzaei and Kiarostami films at the TFT

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.

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A taste of cherry is no 2 in Cannes

A taste of cherry is no 2 in Cannes

As the Cannes film festival celebrates its 70th anniversary, here are the 10 best winners – from Viridiana and La Dolce Vita to Taxi Driver and Pulp Fiction. The Guardian writes that the Iranian film “A taste of cherry” is second on the list

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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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