Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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....

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...

Iranian Filmmakers, Actresses Defy Regime In Aftermath of Protests

By Ahmad Rafat and Firouzeh Nordstrom Since the start of the ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ movement in 2022, Iranian cinema has entered a new phase unparalleled in the past four and a half decades. Independent filmmakers...

Iranian Filmmakers, Actors Win Major Awards At Festivals In Lugano, Tokyo

By Ahmad Rafat The 10th Lugano Human Rights Film Festival, held from 19 to 29 October, awarded Iranian director Manijeh Hekmat with the Human Rights Author 2023 prize. Iranian filmmakers also shined at the 36th Tokyo...
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Banned Iranian Director Ali Ahmadzadeh Wins Top Award At Locarno Film Festival

By Ahmad Rafat Ali Ahmadzadeh — an Iranian filmmaker who was banned earlier this year from leaving his country — has won the top award at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland for his movie...

‘Succession’ Actor Arian Moayed Is Nominated for Emmy Award

By Nazanine Nouri Iranian-born Arian Moayed has  been nominated for an Emmy Award: He is in the running in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Stewy Hosseini...

Two Iranian Directors Win Prizes at Karlovy Vary Festival in Czech Republic 

By Ahmad Rafat Two Iranian directors have won prizes at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival held in the Czech Republic. The Best Director award was given to the movie "Fremont,”  directed by Babak Jalali....

Tough Realities of Life In Iran Are Highlighted in London Festival of Films By...

By Ahmad Rafat The first festival of documentaries, short films, and animation by Iran-based female directors was recently held in London. The two-day festival was co-organized by the Persia Educational Foundation (established in 2016) and...

Pulitzer Prize for Drama Goes To Iranian-American Playwright Sanaz Toossi For ‘English’

By Nazanine Nouri The Iranian-American playwright Sanaz Toossi has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama – one of the most prestigious awards in the U.S. -- for her play “English,”  her first-ever production. It’s the...

Iranian-American Actress Yara Shahidi Stars in ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’ With Jude Law 

By Nazanine Nouri The Iranian-American actress and producer Yara Shahidi stars as Tinker Bell in Disney’s new production of the classic novel and 1953 animation movie “Peter Pan” which is available on Disney+. “Peter Pan &...