ROME — Turkey has picked young director Mustafa Kara's prize-winning drama "Cold of Kalandar," about an impoverished family struggling to make a living in the mountains of northern Turkey, as its…
Washington Post Tehran Bureau Chief Jason Rezaian Reportedly Sentenced To Prison On Espionage Charges
Washington Post Tehran Bureau Chief Jason Rezaian has been convicted by an Iranian court to an unspecified amount of prison time, in the latest development in the California native’s case which is…
Will the Iran nuclear deal energize the country's filmmakers and open up the Iranian film industry internationally? Now that the landmark accord between Iran and the U.S., Britain, France, Germany…
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.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
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- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
- ‘La La Land’ Makes Damien Chazelle Youngest Best Director Winner in Oscars History