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Samadi joins the Academy – Joy for Iranian women

Samadi joins the Academy – Joy for Iranian women

Woman director of short films, Farnoush Samadi, has recently become a member of the Oscar Academy, together with Ali Asgari and Hossein Jafarian. She has spoken of the reaction of Iranian women, their happiness for her, and hopes.  

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Farhadi will hold master classes in Portugal

Farhadi will hold master classes in Portugal

As an accredited international filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi will be one of the participants at the Portugal Film Festival to hold a master class. The New Directors/New Movies Festival in Espinho, Portugal is taking place as per usual parallel to the Training Ground event for young filmmakers.    

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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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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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Jafar Panahi missing from Cannes

Jafar Panahi missing from Cannes

Iranian cinema has had a prominent presence in Cannes with the film "Everyone knows", which opened the ceremony and the screening of several Iranian films in the competition section. However, the Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who is officially banned from working and traveling, could not come to the premiere of his own film. He, nonetheless, thanked all his cinema friends who had tried so he could travel to France on his Instagram page.

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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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Godard-Golestan letters made into a movie

Godard-Golestan letters made into a movie

Letters exchanged between Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan are being adapted into a movie. Variety reports that the French New Wave icon Jean-Luc Godard who seldom plays in movies will be starring in a Vendredi Robinson production based on the letters and correspondence exchanged between Jean-Luc Godard and Ebrahim Golestan, the Iranian filmmaker and literary figure.

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Farhadi airs views on US exit from JCPOA

Farhadi airs views on US exit from JCPOA

Asghar Farhadi’s premiere of “Everybody knows” opening the 2018 Cannes Film Festival has coincided with the news of the US withdrawing from the JCPOA nuclear agreement on 8 May, a step Farhadi regards as placing more pressure on the people of Iran rather than its government.

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