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.
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.
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.
“Everybody Knows” presold
Asghar Farhadi’s latest film “Everybody Knows” will open the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. It has already been presold to over 20 countries by Memento Pictures. As reported by Variety, Memento Pictures will screen the movie on 9 May, a day after the Cannes Festival opening, in 350 cinema theaters in France. Universal Pictures will follow suit in September in Spain.
“Lunchtime” at AAIFF
Iranian short film “Lunchtime” wins the 2017 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), while four other Iranian films will be screened at the 16th Third Eye Film Festival in India.