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…
Supporters of creative freedom have to be heartened by a recent snapshot of events in Iran, which suggest that president Hassan Rouhani, elected one year ago in a repudiation of conservatism in the…
Seeing Iran and the West engaging in back-and-forth diplomacy after years of sanctions and threats, John Marks, president of Washington-based NGO Search for Common Ground, long active in back-channel…
An explosion on a film set in Iran has left five cast and crew members dead and at least two others seriously injured.’ The explosion occurred on Wednesday in Sacred Defense Cinematic Town, a…