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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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...

Shirin Neshat Talks About Her Latest Film: A Tribute to Oum Kulthum

By Ahmad Rafat Shirin Neshat – the Iranian visual artist and filmmaker who won the Silver Lion award for best director at the 2009 Venice...

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...