Category Archives: Cinema & Showbiz

Iranian actress’ Motamed-Arya portrait displayed at UN exhibit in New York (Photos)

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A portrait of the acclaimed Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya is displayed besides 15 international figures at a multimedia exhibition titled ‘The Transformative Power of Art’ at the UN Exhibits in New York. The exhibition…

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Iran’s ‘Cloudy Children’ from Reza Fahimi is the Grand Prix winner at ‘SSFF and Asia’

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Iranian filmmaker Reza Fahimi’s Cloudy Children emerged as the big winner at the Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia (SSFF & ASIA) 2015, receiving the Grand Prix of the event that was held in…

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Reza Attaran: Awarded Iranian actor, director, screenwriter and singer

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Reza Attaran (born 1968 in Mashhad) is an Iranian actor, director, screenwriter and singer. He won in 2008 the Best Actor Award at the Gol Agha Comedy Festival and is regarded as one of…

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Reza Attaran: Iranian actor, director, screenwriter and singer

Reza Attaran (born 1968 in Mashhad) is an Iranian actor, director, screenwriter and singer. He won in 2008 the Best Actor Award at the Gol Agha Comedy Festival and is regarded as one of the most creative and prolific Iranian … Continue reading

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Kamran Heidari: Iranian film director and photographer

Born in 1977, in Gachsaran, close to the old city of Shiraz, Heidari directs documentaries and films about the lives of the people who come from his region. In 2012, Heidari directed his very first full-length documentary about the life … Continue reading

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Reza Mirkarimi: Awarded Iranian film director

Reza Mirkarimi (Persian: رضا میرکریمی ‎, born 1966 in Tehran) is an Iranian film writer and director. He graduated from Fine Arts University in Graphic Arts. His cinema activities began in 1987 with a series of shorts followed by two … Continue reading

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Babak Karimi: Awarded Iranian-Italian actor

Babak Karimi (Persian: بابک کریمی‎, born 1960) is an Iranian-Italian film actor and editor. It is more than 40 years that Babak Karimi has settled in Italy. He is the son of Nosrat Karimi an Iranian actor, director and playwright. … Continue reading

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Iranian-Swiss Woman Nominated For Oscar For Her Short Film “Parvaneh”

Iranian-Swiss film director and screenwriter Talkhon Hamzavi has been nominated for an Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards in the Short Film (Live Action) category for her work “Parvaneh” along with the producer Stefan Eichenberger. Film: “Parvaneh” Director: Talkhon Hamzavi … Continue reading

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Iranian director Talkhon Hamzavi has been shortlisted for the best Live Action Short Film at the 2015 Oscars

Talkhon Hamzavi was born in 1979 in Teheran, Iran. She has Swiss and Iranian citizenship. Since 1986 she lives in Switzerland. In 2003 Talkhon attends the visual arts preparatory course in Aarau. From 2006 to 2010 she attended the ZHdK … Continue reading

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Reza Sayed Badiyi awarded Iranian-American director of very popular TV series in the 80s and 90s

Reza Sayed Badiyi (Persian: رضا بدیعی; April 17, 1930 – August 20, 2011) was an Iranian-American film director. He graduated from the Academy of Drama in Iran. He moved to the United States in 1955. He graduated from Syracuse University … Continue reading

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Leila Hatami: Awarded Iranian actress

Leila Hatami (born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam and is married to actor Ali Mosaffa. Besides Persian she is fluent in French, English and German. After … Continue reading

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Jamshid Mashayekhi – Iranian actor

Jamshid Mashayekhi (Persian: جمشید مشایخی ‎, born 26 November 1934) is a celebrated Iranian actor and an iconic figure of Iranian cinema Mashayekhi began professional acting on stage in 1957. His first feature film role was Brick and Mirror(1965, Ebrahim … Continue reading

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Forugh Farrokhzad – awarded and influential female Iranian poet and film director

Forugh Farrokhzad (Persian: فروغ فرخزاد‎;January 5, 1935 — February 13, 1967) was an Iranian poet and film director. Forugh Farrokhzad is arguably one of Iran’s most influential female poets of the twentieth century. She was a controversial modernist poet and … Continue reading

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Asghar Farhadi – Iranian director and holder of the oscar academy awards

Asghar Farhadi (Persian: اصغر فرهادی‎, Persian pronunciation: [æsɣæɾ fæɾhɒːdiː]; born 7 May 1972 in Homāyūnshahr, Isfahan ) is an Iranian film director and screenwriter. For his work as a director, he has received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award … Continue reading

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Behrouz Vossoughi popular Iranian actor from West Azarbaijan

Behrouz Vossoughi (Persian: بهروز وثوقی‎, born as Khalil Vossoughi  10 March 1938 in Khoy, West Azarbaijan, Iran) is an Iranian actor. He started acting in films with Samuel Khachikian‘s Toofan dar shahr-e ma. He became a major star as the … Continue reading

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Jafar Panahi – world famous and awarded Iranian director

Jafar Panahi (Persian: جعفر پناهی‎; born 11 July 1960) is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film editor, commonly identified with the Iranian New Wave film movement. Panahi achieved international recognition with his feature film debut, The White Balloon (1995). … Continue reading

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2014 Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Winners Announced

About KAJART  (1st place) Kajart is an animation production studio, based in Toronto, Canada, formed by four friends (Hajar Moradi, Kajeh Mehrizi, Taravat Khalili, Vahid Fazel), who discovered they share a similar taste of art. Kajart ended up creating some … Continue reading

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France honors the Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi with L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (the Order of Arts and Letters)

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Asghar Farhadi receives the Oscar for “A Separation” The culture minister of the country presents the order to a person who has made significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the dissemination of these…

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Marjane Satrapi: Iranian-born French cartoonist, illustrator, film director, and children’s book author

Satrapi was born in Rasht and grew up in Tehran in a middle-class Iranian family.[3] Her well-to-do parents were highly educated members of an urbanized stratum of Iranian society. … Apart from her native language Persian, she speaks French, English, … Continue reading

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Freema Agyeman, English actress of Iranian descent

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freema_Agyeman “Freema Agyeman (/ˈfriːmə ˈɑːɡjəmən/; born Frema Agyeman on 20 March 1979) is an English television and film actress who is best known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and its spin-off series … Continue reading

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Samira Makhmalbaf one of the world most famous female directors, and winner of multiple international movie awards

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Samira Makhmalbaf (Persian: سمیرا مخملباف‎, Samiraa Makhmalbaaf) (born February 15, 1980,[1] Tehran) is an internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker and script writer. She is the daughter of Mohsen Makhmalbaf, the film director and writer. Samira…

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Bahar Soomekh, Hollywood actress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahar_Soomekh “Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ‎, born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-born American actress and environmental activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III.”

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Hana Makhmalbaf – Iran’s world famous female filmmaker

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Hana Makhmalbaf Hana Makhmalbaf (Persian: حنا مخملباف ‎) (born September 3, 1988 (age 25) in Tehran) is an Iranian filmmaker. She is the younger sister of filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf and daughter of filmmakers Mohsen…

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Maz Jobrani, Iranian-American comedian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maz_Jobrani “Maziyar “Maz” Jobrani (Persian: مازیار جبرانی‎; born February 26, 1972) is an Iranian-American comedian and actor who is part of the “Axis of Evil” comedy group.” See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwHOBJoASsM http://www.mazjobrani.com/

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Sarah Shahi, star of “Fairly Legal” and “Life”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Shahi “Aahoo Jahansouz “Sarah” Shahi[1] Persian: آهو جهانسوز سارا شاهی‎ (born January 10, 1980) is an American television actress and former NFL Cheerleader. She played Kate Reed in the USA legal drama Fairly Legal from 2011-2012 and currently stars as … Continue reading

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Nazanin Boniadi starring in “How I met your mother” and “Homeland”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazanin_Boniadi “Nazanin Boniadi (English /ˈnɑːzəniːn ˈboʊnjɑːˌdiː/,[1] Persian: نازنین بنیادی‎, IPA: [nɒːzæˈniːn bonjɒːˈdiː]; born 22 May 1982) is an Iranian–British actress currently living and working in the United States. Boniadi’s first major acting role was as Leyla Mir on the Emmy Award-winning … Continue reading

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