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Reading Norouz at Pardis Theater
Actor and director Javad Ensafi, 65, has brought his five years of research in Norouz (New Year) traditions and festivities into a play based on the vernal equinox.
Iranian director Narges Abyar received best director award for his latest film “Breath” at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF), which was held in the Canadian city from 8 to 12 March 2017.
ranian animated movie 'Ascribed Achievement', directed by Samaneh Shojaei, will be screened in the Greek capital, Athens and in Birmingham, the UK.
The acclaimed Iranian documentaries “A157” and “Sonita” will go on screen at the Movies that Matter Festival, which will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 24 March to 1 April 2017.
“Wishbone” by Iranian director Ali Atshani has won the best feature film and best director of the year awards at the WIND International Film Festival in Hollywood.
The feature film ‘Blind Spot’ directed by Mehdi Golestaneh won the best director award at Las Cruces International Film Festival (LCIFF), Mexico (March 8-12).
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