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Mogherini response to Trump/Macron talks

Mogherini response to Trump/Macron talks

AFP wrote that EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini insisted today that the current Iran nuclear deal was working and "needs to be preserved", after US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called for a new agreement with Tehran.  

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Alexander Vanouk plays pieces by Nader Mashayekhi

Alexander Vanouk plays pieces by Nader Mashayekhi

Speaking at the 3rd Contemporary Music Festival of Tehran (TCMF), Polish musician, Alexander Vanouk commented: “The TCMF is a very valuable event for me as it tries to gather around the contemporary music scene of Iran and the world to work on their favorite subject.”  

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Start of largest military summit in Iran history

Start of largest military summit in Iran history

The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) has started work in Tehran, hosted by the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN). Persia Digest reports that IONS has 23 permanent members and nine other states have observer status. The IRIN strategic force is a permanent member of IONS.  

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Oliver Stone workshop at FIFF

Oliver Stone workshop at FIFF

Perhaps one of the best events taking place at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival is the workshop of American producer Oliver Stone which will be held in Tehran as from tomorrow.  

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Italian composer and pianist arrives in Tehran

Italian composer and pianist arrives in Tehran

Italian pianist and composer, Ludovico Einaudi, creator of the soundtracks for “This Is England”, “Fly”, “I'm Still Here”, and the TV miniseries “Doctor Zhivago”, is traveling to Iran to perform at the Ministry of the Interior concert hall in Tehran in April 2018.  

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Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan perform in Istanbul

Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan perform in Istanbul

Istanbul will be playing host to a concert by Kayhan Kalhor and Erdal Erzincan in late April. The improvised duet performance is one of these events in the music world which can be called an occurrence. The musicians are masters of their art and keen on interaction and movement forward, thus attracting much attention among the musical crowds.  

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Dowlatabadi crosses the book publication license bridge

Dowlatabadi crosses the book publication license bridge

An encouraging piece of news these days, ahead of the Tehran Int’l Book Fair, is the issuing of a long-awaited license for the publication of a novel by renowned Iranian author, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, about the war. After ten years of waiting in the ranks, his book will now be on display at the Book Fair in the capital.  

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“Rencontres du cinéma français” at TMoCA

“Rencontres du cinéma français” at TMoCA

“Rencontres du cinéma français” will open at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art cinematheque tomorrow with six films from France and the attendance of Jean-Michel Frodon, journalist, critic, historian of cinema, and former editor-in-chief of “Cahiers du cinémas”.  

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Two int’l expos at Artists Forum in Tehran

Two int’l expos at Artists Forum in Tehran

The Artists Forum in Tehran is hosting two exhibitions by international artists in April. These are a photography expo by Italian artist Aldo Salucci and a children’s books illustration expo by Swedish-Dutch artist Marit Törnqvist and Iranian illustrators.  

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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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