Monday, July 15, 2024

Actor Nazanin Nour Collaborates with Hip Hop Artist Afta Hill in YouTube Film

By Fred Parvaneh Nazanin Nour -- the Iranian-American actor, writer and voice-over artist --  has released a short film on YouTube this week titled “I Don’t See the Point,” directed by Kia Mozaffari, with a...

Israeli TV Thriller ‘Tehran’ Angers Iranian Newspaper

By Azadeh Karimi   The Tehran-based hardline Kayhan newspaper has attacked an Israeli television spy thriller tilted “Tehran,” describing it as an “anti-Iranian production.” “Israel continues to make anti-Iranian movies and TV series,” Kayhan said in an...

Iran’s First Feminist Qorrat al-Ayn Is Brought Back to Life in New Movie

By Katayoon Halajan
Shabnam Tolouei is an Iranian-born actress, stage director and playwright who moviegoers will remember as the lead actress in Shirin Neshat’s movie "Women Without Men" (winner of the Venice Film Festival's top Golden Lion award in 2009). Tolouei is now back

Director Ana Lily Amirpour to Compete at Venice Film Festival With ‘Mona Lisa’ Movie

By Nazanine Nouri The Iranian-American director Ana Lily Amirpour -- who won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2016 for her horror movie “The Bad Batch” -- will be back in...

Another Oscar for Iran and Asghar Farhadi, the Director who Refused to Attend this...

Though he boycotted Hollywood's annual Awards Ceremony, Tehran-based film director Asghar Farhadi has repeated history, clinching a second Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for "The Salesman" five years after he became the first Iranian...
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Another Oscar for Iran? Farhadi’s ‘Salesman’ Is Nominated, But He’ll Skip the Awards

Asghar Farhadi became the first Iranian in history to win an Oscar: for his drama "A Separation," which took the prize for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. He may win another Oscar this...

‘The Night,’ First U.S.-Made Film To Be Released in Iran, Impresses U.S. Film Critics 

By Tim Cornwell Sometime this year, an Iranian-American movie will make history. “The Night” -- a hallucinatory horror film by the young director Kourosh Ahari -- will be the first U.S.-produced movie to show in...
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‘Beyond Shahs of Sunset’: Interview with Founder and Cardiologist Afshine Emrani

By Fred Parvaneh Dr. Afshine Emrani is a prominent cardiologist and internist who serves the residents of the greater Los Angeles area. Separately from his medical practice, Dr. Emrani is a prolific blogger known for...

‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’ Movie, With Farahani, Gets Cannes Festival Showcase

By Firouzeh Nabavi Iranian talents are in the spotlight at the Cannes Film Festival, the glamorous 11-day event that opened this week on the French Riviera and runs through May 27. The movie adaptation of...

Antonio Banderas Co-Stars With Golshifteh Farahani, Discovers Prehistoric Site

By Ahmad Rafat Cinemas all over Spain this year have been showing a new movie called Altamira, with Antonio Banderas in the title role. Mr. Banderas, one of the best-known faces in world cinema, plays Marcelino Sanz...