Ebrahim Hatamikia’s “At dinner time” is being screened at the Fajr International Film Festival this year. He has spoken about the possibility of its screening in the Middle East and other parts of the world at a press conference.
Simultaneously with the premiere of Iranian films at the Fajr International Film Festival, the country’s short film cinema is also going through busy days at international festivals and the appointment of an Iranian woman to the Nepal Festival jury.
There has been 20 years of talk on launching the University of Traditional Iranian Arts, but to no avail. The Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution ratified the launching of the University of Traditional Iranian 20 years ago. But the art is on the verge of being forgotten and there is still no sign of the university.
The Iranian Ambassador to London, Hamid Baeidinejad, wrote in his Telegram channel: “Following his return from Iran, I went to see the Director of the British Museum in his London office to follow-up on certain joint programs. He was very happy about his first visit to Iran and seemed impressed by the magnificence and depth of Iranian civilization.
Qajar paintings from Golestan Palace will be taken to the Louvre for viewing by the public. These works are currently being restored by the Institute for the Protection and Restoration of Historic Monuments of Iran.
The Fajr International Film Festival is putting behind its 36th edition with only one woman director in the feature length category and one in the short film category present here. This could be an indication of a lack of space in which women directors can work.
Japanese musician, Kitaro, will be staging another concert in Iran in April, in Tehran and a number of other cities. This will be Kitaro’s second trip to Iran after three years. Following his first concert in Tehran, he will go on a tour to entertain his New Age music fans in other Iranian cities.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
The spokesperson for Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has responded to last night’s speech by the US Secretary of State, stating: “The people of Iran will unite and put behind them all your conspiracies.”
The Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al Jubeir, commented on the US sanctions against Iran, saying: “Saudi Arabia supports international law and any sanctions imposed on Iran, because Iran has violated international law.”
Joshua Berlinger writes for CNN that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a scathing speech on Iran's leadership Sunday, accusing Tehran's ruling ayatollahs of spreading violence across the Middle East and lining their own pockets with ill-gotten gains at the expense of ordinary Iranians.