Speaking at a forum called “Ravi-ye sarzamin-e man” [The narrator of my land] in Shiraz, prominent author of famed Persian novels, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, said: “We cannot be a people living in a box. Today’s world is one of interaction.”
Japanese director, Takefumi Tsutsui, says he fell in love with Iran at first glance when he came to the country first three years ago. This gave him the incentive to make a movie about the Iranian youth. He hopes he can repeat his filmmaking experience in Iran.
The 32nd Tehran International Book Fair opening ceremony was held in Tehran on Tuesday at Imam Khomeini Mosalla by the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran and the Minister of Culture and Tourism of China and its cultural representatives.
Paul Schrader, renowned American screenwriter, film director and critic is the guest of Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) in Iran these days. He has been to visit Naghsh-e Jahan Square and found it amazing.
The 5th National Festival of Iranian Nomadic Culture focusing on migration will be held from 9 April to 3 May 2019 in Yasuj with the participation of all Iranian provinces where nomadic life still continues.
The new Schiller album called “Morgenstund” which is fusion music recorded with Iranian musicians was released internationally in March this year. They have now started their tour in which Yalda Abbasi, Iranian woman musician, also plays the dotar.
A Russian affairs analyst in Iran believes: “The main addressees of Putin’s recent speech were Europe and the US. But, Russia will not take Iran’s side as tensions rise and, essentially, it is not in a position to help Iran.”
President Trump on Monday played down tensions with Iran, saying his administration currently has no signs of threatening actions by Tehran but that if that changes, the United States “will have no choice” but to respond forcefully.