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“The Evenings: A Winter’s Tale” appears in Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN – Dutch author Gerard Reve’s debut novel “The Evenings: A Winter’s Tale” (De avonden) has recently been published in Persian by Elmi Publications in Tehran. Translated by Morteza Gholami, the 1947 book is about 23-year-old Frits, an office worker, daydreamer and teller of inappropriate jokes, who finds life absurd …

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Parisian art center exec Benedicte Alliot visits Tehran 

TEHRAN – The director-general of France’s Cite internationale des arts in Benedicte Alliot is in Tehran to hold meetings with a number of Iranian cultural officials. On the first leg of her visit, Alliot met Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Seyyed Mojtaba Hosseini in Tehran on Monday, the ministry …

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Daily life in ECO countries under spotlight at Tehran photo exhibit

TEHRAN – A selection of photos reflecting daily life in the member states of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) was showcased in an exhibition at the Ferdowsi World Trade Center in Tehran on Tuesday. ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) Director Mohammad-Mehdi Mazaheri, a number of diplomats and several cultural figures attended …

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Iran’s “Skier” named best at Zanzibar film festival

TEHRAN – Iranian director Fereidun Najafi’s “The Skier” won the award for best film from Dhow countries at the 22nd Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania, Iran’s Art Bureau, the international distributor of the film, announced on Tuesday.  The film tells the story of a boy from Kuhrang who faces problems …

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“Fisherman and the Spring” to compete in Lago Film Fest

TEHRAN – Iranian director Hassan Soltani’s animated film “Fisherman and the Spring” will be competing in the Lago Film Fest in Revine Lago, Italy. The film produced at the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) will be competing for the UNICEF Teens & Kids Special Prize, …

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IIDCYA honors “architect of dreams” Ahmad Jafari

TEHRAN – Iran’s Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) honored the U.S.-based Iranian architect Ahmad Jafari who is called the “architect of dreams” due to his designs for theme parks in the world. A book titled “The Architect of Dreams”, which recounts the story of Jafari’s …

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“The Lovers’ Wind” coming to Iranian theaters

TEHRAN – A restored copy of “The Lovers’ Wind”, French filmmaker and producer Albert Lamorisse’s 1970 documentary about the daily life and natural attractions of Iran, is scheduled to be screened at the Art and Experience Cinema halls in Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan on Wednesday. Critic Mehrdad Farahani will attend …

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