Ljubljana – Hit the Road, a chaotic family road trip movie by Iranian director Panah Panahi, is the winner of the Kingfisher Award, the main award handed out at the Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFE).
Panahi’s debut feature is a multi-layered portrait of an Iranian family and Iranian society at large set in a road trip through north-western Iran.
Ljubljana – The Slovenian Cinematheque is entering a new season with great panache, not just when it comes to its film programme but also in relation to its exhibition venue and publishing and preservation efforts. The pinnacle of the new season will be films by Catalan Spanish filmmaker Marc Recha and Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami.
Oscar winner and one of France's most recognized actresses, Juliette Binoche, will head the jury of next year's Berlin film festival, organizers said Dec. 11.
Iranian director Jafar Panahi's film "Three Faces" has won the Best Film award at the 55th International Antalya Film Festival.
The new film by Iran's Jafar Panahi, who is banned from leaving Iran, has premiered to a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival, with a seat left symbolically empty for the dissident director.
A Cannes Film Festival grappling with issues of gender equality and other winds of change was declared open May 8 by Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett, arm in arm, before the premiere of Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows."
Parviz Shahbazi (L)
Iran’s first-ever nominee for the Academy Awards’ foreign film that was directed by Narges Aybar collects
The Greek Film Archive (aka Tainiothiki) is hosting a tribute to award-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi from Thursday, January 12, to Wednesday, January 18. Screenings will include "The Salesman" (2016), "Le Passe" (2013), "A Separation" (2011) and "About Elly" (2009). Admission costs 5 euros.