• ‘There is no exit’, Oliver Stone slams US foreign policy in ME

    By: Marjohn Sheikhi

    ‘There is no exit’, Oliver Stone slams US foreign policy in ME

    TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) – Distinguished American director Oliver Stone, while visiting Iran, drew attention to the ‘creative destructive’ foreign policy of the US in the Middle East, aimed at bringing US more profits.

  • VIDEO: Oliver Stone compares Donald Trump to Beelzebub

    VIDEO: Oliver Stone compares Donald Trump to Beelzebub

    TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) – American director Oliver Stone in a Wed. presser in Tehran, jokes that the US President Donald Trump reminds him of ‘Beelzebub’, the biblical devil. In an old interview in 2008, he said that George W. Bush, on whom he made his 'W.', reminded him of John Wayne in ‘The Searchers’ and ‘Red River’, because he saw himself as some sort of Western hero, which is “dangerous”.

  • I trust my heart, says Ludovico Einaudi about his successful musical career

    By: Marjohn Sheikhi

    I trust my heart, says Ludovico Einaudi about his successful musical career

    TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) – Award-winning Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, who is scheduled for three shows in Tehran starting Tue., says he follows his heart in creating music, citing 'luck' as the factor that his passion aligned itself with something that a lot of people like.

  • Mummified body found in Iran could be of Reza Pahlavi

    Mummified body found in Iran could be of Reza Pahlavi

    TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) – The head of Tehran council’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Committee said on Monday that a mummified body had been found at the site of a former shah's tomb, during construction work at Shah-Abdol-Azim shrine.

  • Italian Rieti & Sabina Filmfest. to host Iran's ‘We’

    Italian Rieti & Sabina Filmfest. to host Iran's ‘We’

    TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) – Iranian animation ‘We’, directed by Fatemeh Fadaei Darestani will go on screen at the 1st Rieti & Sabina Film Festival in Italy.

  • VIDEO: Ludovico Einaudi attends Q&A panel in Tehran

    VIDEO: Ludovico Einaudi attends Q&A panel in Tehran

    TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) – World-renown Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi attended a Q&A panel with the press a day before his scheduled shows in Tehran. In this part, he talks about the music video for 'Elegy for the Arctic' where he plays on a grand piano balanced on a fragile raft to lament and warn about climate change and the melting of glaciers. "I am happy that this was seen by millions of people," he says.

  • Oliver Stone at FIFF36 in Tehran

    By: Asghar Khamseh

    Oliver Stone at FIFF36 in Tehran

    TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) – Distinguished American director, screenwriter and producer, three-times Oscar winner, Oliver Stone is attending the 2018 Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. He held a workshop on Mon. and will take part in a Q&A panel on Wednesday at Charsou Cineplex.

  • FIFF Video Library archives 500 Iranian movies

    FIFF Video Library archives 500 Iranian movies

    TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) – Fajr International Film Festival’s Digital Library now has 500 archived films, chronicling the Iranian cinema over the years.

  • Marjan Alizadeh joins decision makers of 2018 Hot Docs Festival

    Marjan Alizadeh joins decision makers of 2018 Hot Docs Festival

    TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) – Iranian director Marjan Alizadeh will be joining the rest of decision makers for the 2018 Hot Docs Festival to select the best documentaries to compete in the Canadian festival.

  • UNESCO notes Iran’s capacities in sports for peace, development

    UNESCO notes Iran’s capacities in sports for peace, development

    TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) – UNESCO and the University of Tehran celebrated the 5th International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to highlight the importance of investment in physical activities for the present and future of the country. 

  • Things are changing; "wet gets wetter, dry gets drier"

    By: Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Things are changing; "wet gets wetter, dry gets drier"

    TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) – This is not new, our country is situated in an arid and semi-arid area, and we all know what it means: Iran is not normally defined as a wet country.

  • Mina Sadati named best supporting actress at Beijing Intl. Filmfest.

    Mina Sadati named best supporting actress at Beijing Intl. Filmfest.

    TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) – Iranian actress Mina Sadati was named best supporting actress for her part in ‘Searing Summer’, at the Beijing International Film Festival.

  • Iran, Afghanistan talk expansion of academic coop.

    Iran, Afghanistan talk expansion of academic coop.

    TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (MNA) – Ali Akbar Velayati, head of the board of founders and the board of trustees of the Islamic Azad University, held talks with Afghan Minister of Higher Education, Najibullah Khwaja Omari, on Sunday in Tehran.

  • Franco Nero: The Golden Age is over

    By: Marjohn Sheikhi

    Franco Nero: The Golden Age is over

    TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (MNA) – The legendary Italian actor Franco Nero says the golden age of the Italian cinema “will never return” and blames it on television and the damage it has done to people’s film-watching habits.

  • ‘Run, Rostam, Run’ finds way into 5 more intl. film festivals

    ‘Run, Rostam, Run’ finds way into 5 more intl. film festivals

    TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (MNA) – Short animated piece ‘Run Rostam Run’ by Hossein Molayemi has been accepted into the competition section of five more international film festivals in Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Serbia and Italy.

  • Majidi says he has offers to make more films in India

    Majidi says he has offers to make more films in India

    TEHRAN, Apr. 22 (MNA) – Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, whose Indian-set 'Beyond the Clouds' is participating at the main competition section of FIFF36, said he has received offers to make more films in India.

  • Yazd Grand Mosque

    By: Milad Rafat

    Yazd Grand Mosque

    YAZD, Apr. 21 (MNA) – The fascinating Grand Mosque of Yazd is in the southern Iranian province of Yazd and it is depicted on the Iranian 200 rials banknote as a manifestation of Iranian-Islamic architecture. It was built in 12th century at the time of Timurid Empire also known as Gurkani.

  • Wedding ceremonies, opportunities or threats?

    Wedding ceremonies, opportunities or threats?

    TEHRAN, Apr. 21 (MNA) – Today, changing lifestyles has brought about dramatic changes in the way of organizing parties, weddings, birthdays and other ceremonies.

  • VIDEO: Franco Nero attends Q&A panel in Tehran

    VIDEO: Franco Nero attends Q&A panel in Tehran

    TEHRAN, Apr. 21 (MNA) – On Fri., Italian legend Franco Nero took part in a Q&A panel as part of the FIFF36 programs. He believes that luck had played a part in his international exposure and landing him as many as 220 roles all across the world. “If I ever win an Oscar, I will dedicate it to all the great actors and actresses in the world who were not just as lucky,” he says. “I believe in destiny. There’s an African proverb that says, you can wake up early in the morning, but your destiny has woken up 30 minutes before you.”

  • Ludovico Einaudi promises surprises in upcoming Tehran shows

    Ludovico Einaudi promises surprises in upcoming Tehran shows

    TEHRAN, Apr. 21 (MNA) – Critically-acclaimed composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi told Mehr News that he will perform a few ‘surprising’ tracks for the Iranian audience during his shows on 25-27 April in Tehran.