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Absent from Cannes Film Festival, Panahi Gets Standing Ovation for ‘Three Faces’

The Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who is banned from making movies or leaving the country, managed to smuggle a new movie out to the...

At Cannes Festival, Asghar Farhadi Urges Iran to Lift Panahi’s Travel Ban 

By Tara Biglari Asghar Farhadi's new movie "Everybody Knows” (Todos Lo Saben) opened the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday night, with Farhadi appearing on the red carpet alongside his actors,...

Jafar Panahi Among Contenders for the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or

The Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup late last week, and said the Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi -- who is not allowed to leave...

Video Game Revisits the 1953 Fall of Mohammad Mossadegh

By Julie Ershadi Kurosh ValaNejad was born in Iran in 1966 to an Iranian father and an American mother. He and his older brother Cyrus...

From Spielberg to the Studio: An Interview With Actor-Artist Bijan Daneshmand

By Tara Biglari Bijan Daneshmand is known to moviegoers for his roles in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated “Munich” (2005) and in the British-American miniseries “The Night...

‘Homeland’ Actor Navid Negahban to Play the Sultan in ‘Aladdin’

By Shahrnaz Nancy Southwick The Iranian-American actor Navid Negahban is best known for his role as the Al-Qaeda leader Abu Nazir in the Emmy-winning series...

A Portrait of My Mother: Filmmaker Massoumi Screens New Documentary

Trailer courtesy of Nariman Massoumi. By Tara Biglari The British-Iranian filmmaker Dr. Nariman Massoumi pays a moving tribute to his mother Manijeh in a half-hour documentary...

Iranian Filmmaker Sohrab Shahid Saless Gets Major Tribute at London’s ICA

By Tara Biglari The drab existence of a Turkish guest worker in Germany is the subject of the late Iranian director Sohrab Shahid Saless's film...

Iranian Directors In the Spotlight at London Film Festival

A documentary shot by an Iranian asylum seeker in a detention camp was among several Iranian films screened at this year's London Film Festival,...

Halloween with a Persian Twist

By Fred Parvaneh Halloween is a quintessentially American celebration – yet one that countless Iranians around the globe happily partake in. Halloween relives the ancient Celtic...