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    ‘Rosewater’ is screened in Tehran to expose Western effort to control Iran

    ‘Rosewater’ is screened in Tehran to expose Western effort to control Iran

    October 14, 2016 “Rosewater,” the American film very critical of Iranian prison interrogations, was screened last week in Tehran at a regime-sponsored film festival. The purpose was to “expose the…

    Conductor of National Orchestra quits again

    Conductor of National Orchestra quits again

    October 14, 2016 The conductor of Iran’s National Orchestra, Farhad Fakhreddini, has resigned his position yet again over the failure of government officials to fulfill their promises to Iran’s orchestras.…

    Some in Iran disparage Oscar nomination

    Some in Iran disparage Oscar nomination

    October 14, 2016 The selection of Asghar Farhadi’s latest film, “The Salesman,” as Iran’s Oscar submission for this year is proving controversial in some corners of Iran. The movie was…

    Prophet film to be shown only in Turkey

    Prophet film to be shown only in Turkey

    December 25, 2015 The film “Muhammad: Messenger of God” will go into general release in theaters outside Iran for the first time later this month.  But only in Turkey. The…

    Kiarostami reveals latest movie project: 24 mini-films to be shown back-to-back

    Kiarostami reveals latest movie project: 24 mini-films to be shown back-to-back

    December 25, 2015 Attending the Marrakech Film Festival to conduct a masterclass, 75-year old filmmaker Abbas Kiaros-tami unveiled his latest project, which is a compilation of 24 four-and-a-half minute films that he has been…

    Persia gets role in Christmas story

    Persia gets role in Christmas story

    December 25, 2015 Ancient Persia is linked to the Christmas story through the Three Wise Men, who were probably Zoroastrian priests and astronomers. They are mentioned in only one of…

    2 Farsi films go to Oscars—1 from Israel

    2 Farsi films go to Oscars—1 from Israel

    The Oscars are getting two Farsi-language films submitted this year—one from Iran and the other from Israel! In what was no surprise, the Iranian committee that picks the annual submission…

    Persian composition premieres in Duluth

    Persian composition premieres in Duluth

    The symphony orchestra based in Duluth, Minnesota,has performed the world premiere of a classic Persian tale set to music by an Iranian composer. The Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra performed “Kalileh,”…

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