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IIDCYA introduces books for visually impaired people

TEHRAN – Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) has published a selection of 22 books by Iranian children’s authors for visually impaired people. The collection was introduced during a ceremony at the IIDCYA art and cultural center in Fadak Park on Tuesday, IIDCYA announced in …

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Iranian director to raise “The Unburied Dead” in Tehran

TEHRAN – Iranian director Sina Rastgu plans to stage French philosopher and playwright Jean-Paul Sartre’s “The Unburied Dead” (“Les Morts Sans Sépulture”) at a Tehran theater. The director has renamed the play “The Small Symphony of Silence” to perform it in Iran. The 1946 play is about five resistance fighters …

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“Castle of Dreams” on screen at Tbilisi film festival

TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi’s acclaimed drama “Castle of Dreams” is on screen at the Horizons section of the 20th edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, which is currently underway in the Georgian capital. The film is about two young children whose mother has just died, and their …

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Cinéma Vérité to screen Macedonia’s submission to 2020 Oscars

TEHRAN – The director of the 13th Cinéma Vérité festival, Mohammad Hamidi-Moqaddam, said on Tuesday that screening “Honeyland”, North Macedonia’s submission to the 2020 Oscars, will be the highlight of the documentary film festival.  The film co-directed by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska is about a woman who utilizes ancient …

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Illegal upload, another shock to “The Paternal House”

TEHRAN – “The Paternal House” has been illegally uploaded on some Persian sites to complete the run of bad luck on the controversial Iranian movie. Produced nearly ten years ago, the honor killing drama was banned three times due to allegedly violent scenes. Director Kianush Ayyari finally received the court’s …

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Italian exhibition displays works by photographer Saeid Arabzadeh

TEHRAN – The Novi Ligure International Photo Exhibition now underway in the northwestern Italian city is displaying photos from Iranian photographer Saeid Arabzadeh’s series “Desert”, the organizers have announced. A selection of 50 photos by 34 photographers from different countries, including France, the U.S., South Korea, Greece and Vietnam, has …

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