Iran’s Asghar Farhadi joins Zurich Film Festival's jury

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Tehran, IRNA - Iran’s Asghar Farhadi, who directed the Oscar winner 'A Separation', has been selected to be among the jury members at the 18th edition of the Zurich Film Festival, according Variety magazine.

The event is scheduled to take place from Sept. 22 to Oct. 2.

FM Spox terms Cinema as powerful tool of public diplomacy

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Tehran, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani in an Instagram post on Monday described cinema as a powerful tool of public diplomacy in Iran.

Kanaani said that cinema is an artistic window for the people of a country and the world’s nations to talk with each other.

Iran’s Tanabandeh wins best actor award at Venice’s Horizons section

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Venice, IRNA – Iran’s Mohsen Tanabandeh on Saturday won the Orizzonti (Horizons) award for best actor at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in Italy.

Tanabandeh was awarded the prize in the Orizzonti section for performing in the film “World War III” by Houman Seyedi.

Leader’s Russian translated commendation for Koniko Yamamura’s book unveiled

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Tehran, IRNA - A commendation of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for Japanese-Iranian cultural figure Koniko Yamamura’s memoir “Immigrant from the Land of the Sun” which was translated into Russian unveiled on the sidelines of the 35th Moscow International Book