Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Farhadi's movie screened in New Zealand Fastival


 




TEHRAN (ISNA)- An Iranian film by the internationally-acclaimed director Asghar Farhadi 'The Past' is screened in New Zealand International Film Festival.
The festival which opened on July 18 is hosting Farhadi's newest project on Sunday.
The French-language film was screened at the Paris Cinema Film Festival which ran on June 28-July 9.
The Past which is Farhadi’s sixth directorial experience and first one in a foreign country was shot in the French capital, Paris.
The movie also won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (prix du Jury œcuménique) at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
The movie has received warm critical acclaim by both French movie goers during its public screening in the country’s movie theaters and those ones who followed the film in its premier at Cannes film festival.
Farhadi’s immigrant romantic drama depicts the story of an Iranian man who deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. When he comes back to Paris upon his wife's request for a divorce encounters with a complicated situation of the family there.
The Argentine-French actress Bérénice Bejo who replaced former candidate Marion Cotillard along with the French actor of Algerian origin, Tahar Rahim and the acclaimed Iranian actor Ali Mosaffa star in the movie.
Farhadi’s Academy Award winning drama A Separation and his Silver Bear winning About Elly were presented at the Paris Cinema Film Festival.

Monday, 20 January 2014

'A report from Abbas Kai-Rostami Iranian filmmaker

 
A short film by Internationally-acclaimed Iranian auteur and director Abbas Kia-Rostami would be screened in Venice International Film Festival as the event is preparing to celebrate its 70th edition.
70 short films have been invited to the event which is to be attended by renewed figures such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Paul Joseph Schrader, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Shekhar Kapoor.
The directors have been taking part in the festival since 20 years ago and their 60-90 second films would be displayed in the event.
The festival is scheduled to be held on August 28 to September 7.
As a filmmaker, painter, designer and photographer, Kiarostami has received many prestigious international awards, including the 1997 Cannes Golden Palm award and the 2008 Glory to the Filmmaker award of the Venice Film Festival.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

I can not work in TV from 4 years ago


Copyright By: Ali Bigdeli Close Up     

Sahar khorashi said : Just now I work in film and TV I can not work in TV from 4 years ago and I do not know why I did it after 4 years. He added that the composition of the problem The new government's "spiritual" my problem  forbidden to look at the situation and solve the problem. "Qureshi" emphasized: the movie "Cheri" directed "Mehdi Golestane" your play is over and the social video play



Saturday, 21 December 2013

Mohammad Ali Fardin an Iranian actor

Mohammad Ali Fardin
Popular actress and valuable
Hassan Glnraqy
The famous song Kiss Me

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Mohammad Ali Fardin : ‎, Born 4 February 1931 - Died 6 April 2000) was an actor and Director. .
Fardin was a popular leading man in scores of many Iranian movies and was given the title, King of Hearts after his lead role in an Iranian film of the same title. He was a former wrestler who came to fame in the 1960s. For the average Iranians, he represented a hero and served as an alternative to the foreign movie stars. He often played the poor tough guy with the heart of gold who got the girl at the end. His movies include, Gedayan-e Tehran, Ganj-e Gharoon, and Parvaz dar Asemanha. After the 1979Iranian Revolution, he starred in only one more film, and his earlier films were eventually banned. In later years, . Fardin owned and operated a Persian rug store in the great bazaar in Tehran

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Peter O'Toole dead at 81

Peter O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom 
 as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died, his agent said Sunday. He was 81.

O'Toole died Saturday after a long illness, Steve Kenis said in a brief statement.

The family was overwhelmed "by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. ... In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished," O'Toole's daughter Kate said in the statement.

O'Toole got his first Oscar nomination for 1962's Lawrence of Arabia, his last for Venus in 2007. With that he set the record for most nominations without ever winning, though he had accepted an honorary Oscar in 2003.

A reformed — but unrepentant — hell-raiser, O'Toole long suffered from ill health. Always thin, he had grown wraithlike in later years, his famously handsome face eroded by years of hard drinking.

But nothing diminished his flamboyant manner and candor.

"If you can't do something willingly and joyfully, then don't do it," he once said. "If you give up drinking, don't go moaning about it; go back on the bottle. Do. As. Thou.."

Monday, 9 September 2013

Woman's spirit burns in 'The Patience Stone

A walk onto the street, to get fruit and medicine, becomes a frantic run for survival for the unnamed woman played by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani in The Patience Stone. Suddenly, there is an explosion. A truck full of militia firing automatic weapons tears around the corner, dust and damage everywhere. The woman lives in a small house behind a walled courtyard, where she has two young daughters and a husband. He is lying comatose, a bullet in his neck, a tube with serum going into his mouth. The man (Hamidrez Javdan - not exactly a fun part) - is much older. She was 17 when she married him - or married a photograph and a dagger representing his presence. He was away. And now, in this quietly fierce condemnation of fundamentalist Muslim society's treatment of women, she begins to speak truths she dared not utter when he was awake. The Patience Stone, adapted from the Atiq Rahimi novel and directed by the author - aided in no small measure by Thierry Arbogast's remarkable cinematography - finds the woman telling her husband about the men who fathered her daughters, because he was impotent. She talks of her longings, her rage. After weeks of these confessions, something stirs, breaks free. She meets a soldier (Massi Mrowat), and they make love. In Persian mythology, the patience stone is a magical talisman that absorbs the worries and woe of those who confide in it. For the woman, her husband becomes that stone. It's a process of catharsis, allowing her to move on - and allowing the audience a glimpse into a culture of religious fervor, sexual oppression, violence, fear. Although the country goes unnamed in this powerful, parable-like film, it is clearly Afghanistan, torn apart by war, a culture dominated by men, by mullahs. But what comes across more than anything - in Farahani's character, in the wisdom and wild humor displayed by her aunt (Hassina Burgan) - is the resilience of women. Beneath the hijabs and the burkas that conceal them, a spirit burns fast and strong.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are separated



Actor Michael Douglas and actress Catherine Zeta-Jones arrive on the red carpet for the 85th Annual Academy Awards in this February 24, 2013. People Magazine on August 28, 2013, Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas have reportedly decided to spend some time apart after 13 years of marriage. Photo: AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMARJOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Yara Shahidi an Iranian Actress in bollywood film





Shahidi was born, and raised for the first four years of her life, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to an Iranian father, Afshin Shahidi, a photographer, and an African-American mother, Keri-Salter Shahidi.
She moved with her family to California because of her father's work. She is the older sister of child actor Sayeed Shahidi.
She began her career when she was six years old, appearing in television and print advertisements for companies such as McDonald's, Ralph Lauren, Target, GapKids, Disney, Guess Kids, and Children's Place
She frequently worked with her mother and younger brother in various print and broadcast campaigns.
Shahidi made her theatrical debut in 2009, starring opposite Eddie Murphy, in Paramount Picture’s Imagine That, for which she received a Young Artist Award nomination.
            
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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Niki Karimi an Iranian Actress in Iran

Niki Karimi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She has been active in theatre since elementary school, and has said that her early interest in film and literature inspired her to become an actress. She started her professional career when actor Jamshid Gorgin discovered her in a school play.
In 1990, she was cast as a young bride in Behrooz Afkhami's hit film The Bride. It proved to be a breakthrough role.
Following this part, she worked with many Iranian film makers such as Darush Mehrjuii, Masoud Kimiai and ...
Niki has won many awards nationally and internationally such as San Sebastian film festival award for best actress.  She has also recently been on the jury for renowned film festivals, including the Locarno International Film Festival and Thessaloniki International Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival and also the 60th Cannes Film Festival.

Iranian film industry thriving, Hollywood learns

                                                                                                                           
Elham Khatami
CNN
In Iran, "the language of movies" has thrived since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, despite strict censorship laws, said Duke professor Negar Mottahedeh, author of "Displaced Allegories: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema." A number of post-revolution Iranian films have screened at international film festivals, and some, such as Abbas Kiarostami's "Taste of Cherry," have won international awards.
Creativity and prohibition often have an "intimate relationship," Mottahedeh said, observing that "film cultures have flourished oftentimes when they have been under restrictions