‘Paula Randi – A Bridge Between Italian-Iranian Cinemas’

Miguel Herrera is the Italian actor of Little Tito and the aliens directed by Paola Livia Randi – which competed in the International Competition of the 36th international Fajr Film Festival. In an exclusive interview with the Press Office of Fajr he tells us more: How did you find Fajr? It’s my first time in

Agnes Devictor: Iran Has Deep-Seated Association with Motion Pictures

Agnes Devictor was one of the special guests of the 36th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. Devictor is a professor at Sorbonne University of France. She has worked for the Farabi Cinema Foundation in Iran. She has also organized several programs on Iranian cinema in Europe and published three books about Iranian movies: What’s

Barbara Lorey: A New Generation of Directors Putting Iranian Cinema on the Spotlight

Barbara Lorey was one of the special guests of this year’s Fajr International Film Festival. She is a film correspondent at Nyon’s Fipresci, FIPA and Visions du Reel in Switzerland. She is also a Paris-based freelance journalist and film-critic for German and French daily newspapers and periodicals. Under the banner of Alizarine Productions, she has

Mohamad Al Daradji: I Just Want to Tell Stories

Mohamed Al-Daradji is director of The Journey, a story about Sara who goes to the Baghdad train station with sinister intentions for its reopening ceremony. As she braces to commit an unthinkable act, she meets Aalman, a self-assured and flirtatious salesman. Mohamed Al-Daradji is an Iraqi-Dutch film director. He studied theater in Iraq, and cinematography

Anne Démy-Geroe: Big Iranian Films Popular in Australia

Anne Démy-Geroe is a film programmer and scholar with a PhD in Iranian cinema. She lectures on Asia Pacific Cinema at Griffith Film School and was a co-director of the Iranian Film Festival in Australia. She was Vice President of NETPAC, the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema, and involved with the Asia

Oliver Stone: Older Generation Must Remember History – Pass on to Young People

On Thursday, April 26, Felestin Cinema hosted an expert Panel on Film Directing Experiences with Oliver Stone, during which the A-list American director talked about his films and achievements in cinema, as well as Iran, Chemical Warfare, Neo-Con regime-change campaigns in Muslim heartlands, and more. The three-time Oscar winner spoke about the time he spent

Deborah Young: Discrimination Against Women in the West Rampant

American film critic Deborah Young is a special guest of this year’s Fajr International Film Festival. She is the international film editor of the Hollywood Reporter magazine and website. In an exclusive interview with the Press Office of Fajr, she talks about contemporary Iranian filmmakers and more: What brought you here? I’m satisfied that there

Fajr International Film Festival 2018: Full List of Winners

The winners have been announced and this is the place to be to see who won big at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival. The curtain fell on this year’s edition, on Thursday, 26 April. Vahdat Hall hosted the awards ceremony, attended by Iranian and international filmmakers and guests. The high-ranking officials in attendance were:

Rithy Panh: Motion Pictures Should Be Impartial

On the seventh day of 2018 Fajr Filmfest, 26 April, Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh headed a panel on exchanging the experience of film directing in Charsou Cineplex. He looked at some of the many paths to making an unbiased film and achieving that goal, drawing on his personal and professional experiences to examine

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