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Are you volleyball?! winner of BCN Sports Film Festival

Are you volleyball?! winner of BCN Sports Film Festival

Short film Are you volleyball?! is the winner of the BCN Sports Film Festival 2018. The 9th edition of the BCN was held at the Juan Antonio Samaranch Stadium. Best Short Film was awarded to Are you volleyball?! directed by Iranian Mohammad Bakhshi.      

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Lee Young-ae to star in “A lover in Hanoi”

Lee Young-ae to star in “A lover in Hanoi”

Dae Jang Geum [Jewel in the Palace] was a popular 2003 Korean television series shown in Iran, starring actress Lee Young-ae, who is a familiar face for Iranians. She will be starring in Ghorban Mohammadpour’s new film “A lover in Hanoi”. Filming will begin soon in Iran, South Korea, and Vietnam.  

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Silence Best Short Film at SSFF

Silence Best Short Film at SSFF

The short film Silence, directed by Pegah Arzi, has won Best Director and Best Short Film at Shawna Shea Film Festival (SSFF) in the US. The short film made in 2010 is 20 minutes and has already won seven other awards from various festivals.  

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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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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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