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Iran Cinema Shining From East to West
Iranian cinema has proved its mettle in the world by producing powerful dramas, praised globally and won major awards at top festivals.
“Retouch” by Iranian director Kaveh Mazaheri won the Silver Dragon for best short at the 57th Krakow Film Festival, the organizers announced on Sunday 4 June 2017.
The Iranian puppet play ‘Count to One’ has won two awards at the 30th International Theatrical Festival Valise in Lomza, Poland, 30 May - 2 June 2017.
A year after auteur Abbas Kiarostami’s death last July, Close-Up Film Center in London will celebrate the art of his cinema by screening some of his rarely seen early films from 5-19 June 2017.
Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof’s ‘A Man of Integrity’ won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival
The Iranian feature-length animation ‘Release from Heaven’ has won the ‘Animation That Matters Award’ at Cannes Film Festival, France.
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Iranian Cinema
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