Were the title not already taken, "Nahid" could easily have been called "A Separation," for its similarly fraught portrait of the byzantine legal complications and social stigmas concerning divorce…
No one has the time of their lives in "Desert Dancer," a fact-based drama in which all the dancing is dirty — at least according to Iran's Islamic "morality police," the Basij.
Iran’s top film event, the Fajr International Film Festival, is being reconfigured in an attempt to bring more international movies and film industry executives into the country. Just as Iran and the…
Author and scholar Reza Aslan, who just signed on to host a new series for CNN, says that average Iranians see the prospect of an agreement between the U.S. and Iran over that country’s nuclear…
After winning the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear with his film “Taxi,” Iranian director Jafar Panahi has broken silence, asking for his country to stop censoring him. “I’m really happy for me and…
Can a filmmaker under house arrest make any more defiant a gesture than by directing a bonafide road movie?
With the deadline looming for Tehran to reach a nuclear agreement with world powers, six top Iranian film directors have launched an Internet campaign with the tagline “there is no deal that is worse…
Iran has returned to the foreign-language Academy Award race with the selection of Reza Mirkarimi's "Today" as its contender.
Jamshid Mahmoudi's debut feature, "A Few Cubic Meters of Love" is Afghanistan's entry for the foreign-language Academy Awards.
ABC’s "Modern Family" has received an Iranian makeover — and it’s not so modern. "Haft Sang," which translates to "seven stones," premiered last Sunday in Iran and depicts a similarly large and…
Concern is mounting in the international film community over Iranian director, actress and women’s rights activist Mahnaz Mohammadi who on June 7th reportedly began serving a five year sentence in…