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Iran’s film community gives blood for people of Gaza

The Iranian film community has begun a promotional campaign in support of the war-stricken people of Gaza and, as a part of that, a group of them gathered at the Tehran Centre for Blood Transfer on Saturday July 2 to donate blood to be transferred to Gaza. Among the group on Saturday was the Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. » read more

France names Iranian filmmaker to prestigious order

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi received France’s Officier des Arts et des Lettres medal from French Culture Minister Aurelie Filipetti on February 27. » read more

Iranian film, actress score nominations for French awards

Asghar Farhadi’s The Past has been nominated in five categories for France’s Cesar Awards, while Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani has also been nominated in the female newcomer category for her role in Afghan filmmaker Atiq Rahimi’s Sang-e Sabour. » read more

Farhadi’s “The Past” gets Golden Globe nomination

Asghar Farhadi’s latest film, The Past, has been nominated for the best foreign language film at the Golden Globe Awards. » read more

Iran enters another Asghar Farhadi film in Oscar race

Iran has selected Asghar Farhadi’s film The Past as its entry for the 86th Academy Award. » read more

Oscar-winning director summoned by authorities

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi must appear before Iranian authorities to provide “certain explanations,” Iranian media report. » read more

Iran allows celebrated film but not its billboards

While Asghar Farhadi’s new film, The Past, will open in cinemas across Iran, the Culture Ministry has prohibited billboard ads to promote it.

ILNA reports that its distributor has said that the ministry has an issue with the design of the film’s posters and billboards and will not permit them to be displayed.

The ministry has specifically taken issue with the female protagonist’s long hair and her positioning next to the male character in the photo. » read more

Actress wins Cannes prize for Iranian director’s film

Berenice Bejo, who plays the lead role in Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film, “The Past”, has won the prize for best actress at the Cannes Film Festival.

The winners were announced on Sunday night, May 26, at the 66th Cannes Festival ceremony.

Argentine-born Bejo, who won Oscar and Golden Globe nominations last year for her performance in “The Artist”, expressed surprise at winning the prize, saying: “I was not expecting this.” » read more

Farhadi shows support for Afghan immigrants

Prominent Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, in a gesture of support for Afghan immigrants in Iran, is holding screening and discussion sessions of his award-winning film A Separation for those immigrants. » read more

Iranian director ranks high on Time’s list

As Time magazine tallies votes for its Person of the Year for 2012, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who won this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, is sitting at fourth place out of 100. » read more