Venice Film Festival 2020: The Best Movies According To The Critics

The Venice Film Festival wraps today after putting on a show against the odds. Despite lacking in studio fare, there was no shortage of well-received movies. Was there a Sundance-style bounce, with critics giddy just to be on the Lido after months of lockdown? Perhaps. But this was also a solid roster of independent movies. While […]

Majid Majidi calls Venice Film Festival premiere ‘like a new life’

“Because of the tough times they have been through, they are much more receptive and kind of older than their age and that’s why they learn faster and better,” Majidi said. “This was a huge encouragement and inspiration for them to become artists and actors, they couldn’t even dream of such a thing before. This […]

Iranian director calls Venice premiere ‘like a new life’

“I told him when he was working hard digging in that tunnel that this film will become famous in the world and you will forget the pains. Then (when he tested positive for the virus) he told me: ‘Mr. Majidi what should I do?’ I was left behind with the pain.”

Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami dies at age 76

He wrote and directed dozens of films over a career spanning more than 40 years, staying on in his country after the Islamic revolution in 1979. But over the past decade he worked internationally, including writing and directing “Certified Copy,” a 2010 film starring Juliette Binoche.

Interview: Iranian director of “Sun Children” says providing education is best way to help street kids

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Public organizations and kind people are often giving food and money to street kids, but the more infrastructural way to help them is providing education, Iranian film director Majid Majidi has said to a group of reporters.

Happy Birthday Prachi Desai: 5 Pretty Ethnic Looks Of The Actress That Stole Our Heart

Prachi Desai In A Pink Saree Prachi Desai took our breath away with her beautiful look in a plain baby pink saree, which came from the label Curious by Jeena Gupta. She draped the pallu of her saree in a nivi style and paired it with a half-sleeved blue velvet blouse that was accentuated by […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘asked to spy by Iran in return for freedom’

This afternoon I will also meet Richard Ratcliffe. We all have Nazanin high in our thoughts as she starts her hunger strike today. It is a truly terrible indictment of Iran’s approach that she feels she needs to resort to such an ordeal. Iran must take action now #freeNazanin 2/2