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Golshifteh Farahani in Girls of the Sun

Somewhere in Kurdistan. Bahar is commander in chief of the Girls of the Sun, a Kurdish female battalion. She is about to take back the town of Corduene, where she was captured by the extremists. Mathilde, a French journalist covers the first three days of the offensive. Through their encounter, Bahar's itinerary, since the men dressed in black changed the course of her existence, resurfaces. ...

Trailer of "Emruz"

Emruz—the Persian word for Today—is a film accompanied by live music (performed by the exquisite HERMESensemble and composed by five contemporary composers—four Iranian and one Belgian). It is based on the timeless writings of Hafez, the grand-master of Persian poetry. A visually and musically stunning and surprising journey through contemporary Iran. Directed by Sam ...

Prizes from Fairyland

Prizes from Fairyland The significance of Iran’s oil for the allied forces during WWII, and the deep collaboration between British military figures and the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company’s developers made the refineries in Abadan a critical site determining the fate of the war. Abadan’s large refinery was the primary source of energy and lubricant oil for the North African and ...

Excerpts of "Hidden Crimson," Behrouz Vossoughi's new film

Excerpts of "Hidden Crimson," directed by Payam Jafari, featuring legendary Iranian actor Behrouz Vossoughi. Payam Jafari's first feature film starring Iranian Legend Behrouz Vossoughi is in pre-production. Stay tuned!

Trailer of "When God Sleeps"

Iranian musician Shahin Najafi is forced into hiding after hard-line clerics issue a fatwa for his death. 2017 documentary directed by Till Schauder.

The Watchmaker

Finding chaos and precision in all things – a philosophy of watchmaking Filled with the pulses of numerous ticking watch hands, this short documentary from the UK filmmaker Marie-Cécile Embleton profiles a London-based Iranian watchmaker as he muses on the delicate and temporal nature of his work. As Faramarz meticulously polishes wood, shapes metal and positions springs, his ...

Shirin Neshat Interview: It Remains on the Surface

"There is this tradition of minimising the value of women and their way of storytelling." Iranian award-winning visual artist Shirin Neshat here talks about the discrimination of women in the U.S. film industry, and why she finds Hollywood's use of movements such as #MeToo superficial. Remarking on the film industry in the U.S., Neshat feels that roughly 90 per cent has narratives created ...

Window Horses (Trailer)

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, Window Horses is a feature animation about love—love of family, poetry, history, culture. Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d rather go to Paris. She lives at home with her over-protective Chinese grandparents and has never been anywhere by ...

Breaking Big: Meet Yara Shahidi, the ‘black-ish’ Actress Who’s Becoming the Voice of a Generation

Breaking Big: Meet Yara Shahidi, the ‘black-ish’ Actress Who’s Becoming the Voice of a Generation At just 17, the half-Iranian, half-African American actress and activist is using her voice and platform to help empower her Gen Z peers. For more: yarashahidi.ew.com/

The Wizard (2016), A movie about an iranian boy

American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016), A movie about an iranian boy In 1980, a teenage boy escapes the unrest in Iran only to face more hostility in America, due to the hostage crisis. Determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team. Director: Alex Ranarivelo Writer: Brian Rudnick Stars: William Fichtner, London Freeman, Jon Voight

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