Sunday, May 26, 2024

Culture

London’s SOAS University Plans Film Festival Honoring Director Bahman Maghsoudlou

By Katayoun Shahandeh Bahman Maghsoudlou, the awardwinning Iranian filmmaker and author, is receiving a major tribute from the University of London’s School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS): 13 of his films will feature in...

Films By Iranian Women Get Top Billing In Europe’s Movie Theaters

By Ahmad Rafat Women directors of Iranian descent are seeing their movies widely showcased across European movie theaters. The directors are Zar Amir Ebrahimi, with “Tatami;” Maryam Keshavarz, the Iranian-American director of “The Persian Version;”...

Marjane Satrapi Is Elected to France’s Académie des Beaux Arts, 50 Years After Empress...

By Nazanine Nouri Marjane Satrapi, the award-winning French-Iranian graphic novelist and filmmaker, has been elected to France’s prestigious Académie des Beaux-arts – or Fine Arts Academy. Satrapi is the second Iranian-born personality to be elected to...

Paris-Based Artist Hanieh Delecroix Highlights Plight of Iranian Women

By Katayoun Shahandeh Hanieh Delecroix is an Iranian-born artist living in Paris who left Iran after the Revolution and whose recent work, dedicated to the plight of Iranian women, went on display at the Salon...

‘Revolution on Canvas’: Nicky Nodjoumi Movie Has European Premiere in London

By Firouzeh Nabavi In 1980, a year after the Islamic Revolution, an exhibition of works by the painter Nicky Nodjoumi at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art was vandalized and shut down because of its...
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Art Dubai Features Works by Monir Farmanfarmaian, Grigorian

By Rawaa Talass Art Dubai — the Middle East’s leading art fair — held its 17th edition with more than 100 galleries taking part, and modern masters including Marcos Grigorian, Monir Farmanfarmaian and Parviz Tanavoli...

Artist Pouran Jinchi Opens Dubai Exhibition Inspired by Themes of Migration

By Rawaa Talass The Iranian artist Pouran Jinchi -- who lives and works in the Portuguese city of Porto -- has a new show in Dubai in which she tackles themes of migration and climate...

Banned Iranian Directors Are In Competition For Top Berlin Film Festival Prize

By Ahmad Rafat A movie by two Iranian directors currently facing a travel ban is in competition for the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, or Berlinale, which is due to be held from Feb....

Musician Whose Song Was Used on Social Media Posts About Nationwide Protests in Iran...

By Rollo Ross LOS ANGELES, Jan 26 (Reuters) - British singer-songwriter Tom Odell surged in popularity in the last two years and even returned to the UK charts in 2022 with his 2012 debut single "Another Love",...

Isabella Nefar Discusses Role in Upcoming ˋReading Lolita’ Movie, Alongside Farahani

By Katayoun Shahandeh Isabella Nefar is an Iranian-Italian actor who spent her formative years in Iran before studying in Italy and later at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). She recently finished...