Category: Art
Export of handicrafts from Zanjan surpasses $1.3m

TEHRAN – Handicraft products worth more than $1.3 million were exported from Zanjan province in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended March 19). Handicrafts provided a very good capacity to generate income and jobs, and led to development of the province, Amir Arjmand, director general of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Zanjan Province […]

Six historical buildings in Gorgan to be turned into guest houses

TEHRAN – Six historical buildings in the city of Gorgan, northern Golestan province, will be repurposed into guest houses, director-general of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Golestan said. “Following the process of restoring the city’s historical buildings, six buildings measuring 1,795 square meters in area with 1,108 square meters of superstructure are being […]

“Holy Bread” wins award at Ulju Mountain Film Festival

TEHRAN- “Holy Bread”, a documentary by late Iranian director Rahim Zabihi, won the Special Youth Jury Award at the 6th edition of the Ulju Mountain Film Festival in Ulsan, South Korea last week, the organizers announced. Produced by Iranian cinematographer Turaj Aslani, the film documents the highly dangerous work of Kurdish Kulbars – workers who […]

Swedish “Cineasterna” releases Iranian movie “Searing Summer” 

TEHRAN – “Searing Summer”, an internationally awarded Iranian movie, was released by the Swedish ‘Cineasterna’ online streaming service. Directed by Ebrahim Irajzad as his debut film, starring actress Parinaz Izadyar, the movie explores the struggles of women in the new era and the problems surrounding the segregation of social classes in modern society. Written by […]

Target villages aim to promote handicrafts in Kordestan

TEHRAN – Thirty-six villages have been identified in the western Kordestan province with the aim of creating jobs through promoting handicrafts in the region. “The development and promotion of handicrafts in the villages will be seriously pursued,” ISNA quoted Yaghoub Guilian, director general of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Kordestan, as saying on […]

“Journey in Blue” comes to Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN-A Persian translation of Danish writer Stig Dalager’s “Journey in Blue: A Novel about Hans Christian Andersen” has recently been published by Saless Publications in Tehran. The book has been translated into Persian by Shaqayeq Qandehari. The book tells the story of Hans Christian Andersen, who is on his deathbed. Doses of morphine cause his […]

Maryland film festival to screen Iran’s “The Badger”

TEHRAN – “The Badger” by Iranian director Kazem Mollai will be competing at the Maryland Film Festival, which will be held in the U.S. city of Baltimore from May 19 to 27. The film is about Sudeh, a 40-year-old woman who faces a strange incident right before her second marriage. Sudeh and her son Matiar […]

Australian website praises ‘another gem from Iranian cinema’

TEHRAN – MercatorNet, an Australian website promoting the family and human dignity, has praised Iranian director Mohammadreza Kheradmandan’s two-minute movie “Thursday Appointment”, calling it ‘another gem from Iranian cinema’. The 2019 film is about an elderly couple making their way through traffic and reciting to each other a poem by the great Persian poet Hafez. […]

Iran’s “Sun” to be screened in Spanish cinemas

TEHRAN – The Iranian movie “Sun” directed by Majid Majidi is to be screened in Spanish cinemas by May 14, Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) has announced. The movie’s trailer in Spanish has already been released by Caramel Films, a distributor in Spain. After its screening at the 38th Fajr Film Festival in 2019, […]

Bronze Age pottery jar discovered, seized in Alborz

TEHRAN – The commander of the Alborz Province’s Cultural Heritage Preservation Unit announced the discovery and seizure of a Bronze Age pottery jar in the capital city of Karaj. People reported of a historical object in a house, Alifath Fathian said on Saturday, adding that the forces of the protection unit were sent to investigate […]

“Butterfly Swimming” leads Iran’s box office

TEHRAN-Mohammad Kart’s directorial debut “Butterfly Swimming” has hit a new record at Iranian box offices for online screening by grossing over 40 billion rials (over $950,000 at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar), Honaronline reported on Sunday. Although the film was pirated and illegally uploaded on some websites and Telegram channels just […]

American festival picks Iranian shorts

TEHRAN-Iranian shorts “Ava’s Silence” and “Recreation” will compete at the 54th edition of the Humboldt International Film Festival, which will open today in the U.S. county. Directed by Gholamreza Nematpur, “Ava’s Silence” is about a young girl Ava, who has to work in her father’s auto shop as a mechanic because of her father’s illness. […]

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