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Iranian Films Win Awards At Venice Film Festival

By Ahmad Rafat Iranian filmmakers and actors won three awards in the Horizons (Orizzonti) section of the Venice Film Festival earlier this month. The section...
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The Shah’s Dying Days: Interview with Filmmaker Bobak Kalhor

By Fred Parvaneh "A Dying King” is a documentary by first-time filmmaker Bobak Kalhor that examines the untold medical story of the late Shah of...

Venice Film Festival Hosts Filmmakers Shirin Neshat, Khatami

Four Iranian directors are presenting their movies at this year's Venice Film Festival (which ends Sept. 9), all of them outside of the official...

Iranian Gangster Movie Starring Parviz Sayyad Gets L.A. Premiere

By Fred Parvaneh An Iranian gangster movie co-starring the veteran Iranian actor Parviz Sayyad had its red-carpet L.A. premiere earlier this month, with Sayyad and...

Shah’s Dentist Turns Car Manufacturer in Movie ‘Price for Freedom’

By Fred Parvaneh The movie "Price for Freedom" – based on a true story published by the Iranian-born dentist Dr. Marc Benhuri – had its...

Hollywood Filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour Discusses Her New Movie, Iranian Roots

By Laura van Straaten Hours before opening weekend for her much-anticipated movie “The Bad Batch,” the Iranian-American screenwriter and director Ana Lily Amirpour sat down for...
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Iranian-Australian Actor Mojean Aria Wins Heath Ledger Award

By Fred Parvaneh In early June, the young Iranian-Australian actor Mojean (pronounced Moe-zhan) Aria was announced as the recipient of the 2017 "Heath Ledger Scholarship". The...

Iranian-Born Actor Arsi Nami Stars in Award-Winning Short Film

  By Julie Ershadi  Abbas Kiarostami isn’t the only Iranian who received praise in Cannes this year. Arsalan (Arsi) Nami, an Iranian-born artist, music therapist, and...

Cannes Film Festival Remembers Kiarostami, Screens His Last Movie

Abbas Kiarostami, the celebrated Iranian filmmaker who passed away in July 2016, was a Cannes Film Festival regular. Not only did he win the...
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Afghan Rockers Meet Metallica In Award-Winning Iranian Movie

By Fred Parvaneh "Radio Dreams," the award-winning film by Babak Jalali, had its LA premiere on May 7. Produced by Marjaneh Moghimi, the movie is...