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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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Modern paintings in Niavaran Palace

Modern paintings in Niavaran Palace

On International Museum Day (IMD), tomorrow 18 May 2018, entry to all museums in Iran will be free. The Niavaran Palace complex will also inaugurate an exhibition by modern painters, from Sohrab Sepehri to Behjat Sadr, on the occasion.  

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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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La Septima: Tehran a fascinating city

La Septima: Tehran a fascinating city

The Italian La Septima has introduced Tehran in its tourism column as an attractive, touristic city, saying: “Tehran is one of the world’s attractive cities for tourists in an ancient region close to Mesopotamia.”  

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Zarif response to sanction of CBI Chief

Zarif response to sanction of CBI Chief

Javad Zarif has commented on the sanctioning of the Central Bank of Iran Chief, Valiollah Seif by the US, saying: “This is yet another illegal move by the US, like all its other moves.”  

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Everybody knows tops the box office in France

Everybody knows tops the box office in France

Everybody knows, directed by Asghar Farhadi, has been screened in 430 cinema theaters in France and topped the box office here. Distribution rights have been sold to China, the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, South Africa, and a number of Middle Eastern countries. High sales are expected for the global screening of this movie.  

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Beyond the Clouds finally in Iran

Beyond the Clouds finally in Iran

"Beyond the Clouds", directed by Majid Majidi, premiered at the London Film Festival in October 2018. After eight months, eventually the Persian dubbed version will be released tomorrow, 16 May, in Iranian cinemas.  

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Zarif leaves for Brussels

Zarif leaves for Brussels

The Iranian Foreign Minister who was in Moscow early Monday morning has left for Brussels to carry on with his talks on the JCPOA with his counterparts.

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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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