Tuesday , 21 September 2021


Renowned Iranian actor, producer Davoud Rashidi passes away at 83

PayvandNews – Renowned Iranian cinema and theater actor and producer Davoud Rashidi has passed away at the age of 83. Davoud Rashidi: 1933-2016 Rashidi’s daughter, Leili, who is an actress, said on Friday that the award-winning actor had succumbed to a cardiac arrest earlier in the day. Rashidi had long been housebound suffering from the Alzheimer’s for several years before …

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3 Iranian films among 21st century’s top 100

PayvandNews – Three Iranian movies have been enlisted in the 21st century’s top three movies, BBC reported. The list has been prepared by views of 177 film critics around the world. A Separation | Ten | Certified Copy From these 177 critics from 46 countries of the world, the film “Mulholland Drive,” directed by David Lynch in 2000 occupied the …

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Senior Iran cleric faces down culture minister over concerts

Al-monior – In the campaigning leading up to Iran’s 2013 presidential vote, among the most important promises of Hassan Rouhani were those on cultural issues. After winning the election, Rouhani named Ali Jannati as his minister of culture and Islamic guidance to fulfill his promises. However, since day one, Jannati, who is a moderate son of ultra-conservative Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, …

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Iran’s Amir Naderi to receive Venice Film Festival honour

screendaily – His new film Monte to be screened out of competition. Iranian director Amir Naderi (Vegas, Manhattan by Numbers) is to receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival(August 31-Sept 10), dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. The prize has previously been awarded to …

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Rouhani Battles Religious Hardliners Over Concert Cancellations in Iran

Iranhumanrights.org – A simmering battle between the government of President Hassan Rouhani and hardline religious figures over music concerts is playing out in northeastern Iran. Most recently, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli questioned the the announced suspension of all music concerts in Khorasan Razavi Province in a letter to the Judiciary. “We cannot prejudge the intentions [of musicians] and base …

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Traditional Music genres of the Iranian World

PayvandNews – Music and songs transferred orally among various Iranian tribes and peoples is an invaluable inheritance which should be known in order to be properly preserved. Iranian local music also called regional music according to some sources include the music of micro-cultures classified under Iranian or Persian Culture. This report, is based on a book titled: General Musical Knowledge …

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This Iranian-Born Actress Is Changing the Acting World

Time.com – Boniadi conquers the big screen in the new remake of ‘Ben-Hur’ Child of the Revolution Born in Tehran in the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, ­Nazanin Boniadi was just 20 days old when her parents immigrated to London in 1980. “They were forced to flee,” she says. “My parents didn’t want to raise their daughter in a place …

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Iran’s miraculous desert glacier

BBC – Hidden in Iran’s vast central deserts lies one of the Islamic Republic’s most unexpected geographical finds. Ice cold in the desert (Credit: Credit: Ian Lloyd Neubauer) Ice cold in the desertIn the Zard-Kuh, a 4,200m-high mountain range bordering the western flank of Iran’s vast central deserts, hides one of the Islamic Republic’s most unexpected geographical finds: on the …

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“World Youth Orchestra – Sounds for Iran” project performs first concert in Tehran

PayvandNews – The World Youth Orchestra and the Tehran Symphony Orchestra performed their first joint concert in Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Wednesday August 10. Two more performances are scheduled on Thursday and Friday nights. These concerts are organized by the National Academy of St. Cecilia and the Sapienza University of Rome. Tehran – World Youth Orchestra. The “Sounds for Iran” …

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