KARLOVY VARY, Czech Rep. — Iranian helmer Jafar Panahi, who is under house arrest and waiting to start a six-year prison sentence, made a surprise appearance via Skype at the Karlovy Vary Film…
A raucous R-rated quip marked the ceremony's beginning, before the night settled into clever geniality and sincere celebration.
Iranian femme director Negar Azarbeyjani's first feature, "Facing Mirrors," presents two women poles apart in class and beliefs -- one a naive traditionalist forced by circumstances to support her…
It'll take more than an arrest and 20-year filmmaking ban to silence Iranian New Wave master Jafar Panahi.
Les Arcs, France -- Italy's Offside Film is to co-produce "Farniente," Marc Fitoussi's follow-up to "Copacabana," which bowed at Cannes' Critics Week.
Mario Gianani's slate as a producer spans from auteur Saverio Costanzo's arthouse hit "Private" to commercial comedy master Fausto Brizzi's upcoming "Sex in 3D."
Women's soccer establishes a cultural bridge between Tehran and Berlin in "Football Undercover."
Teenage girls, all ardent soccer fans, masquerade as boys to crash the Iran-Bahrain game at Tehran stadium in the hilariously offbeat "Offside." In his most accessible and spontaneous picture…
Strongly voiced social concerns underlie a tale of a Quito teenager drifting out of school and into bad company in "Offsides," a rare feature film from Ecuador. Debuting director Victor Arregui takes…
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