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“Maya” comes to Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN – “Maya” by prominent Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder has recently been published in Persian by Hermes Publications in Tehran.  Translated by Mehrdad Bazyari, the 1999 novel tells the stories of John Spooke,...

Iranian docs honored at IDFA

TEHRAN – Iranian movies “Makeup Artist” and “Water, Wind, Dust, Bread” were honored at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) on Thursday. “Makeup Artist” by Jafar Najafi won the FIPRESCI Award, the...

Where do Persian words for sky and earth come from?

If you also wonder where Persian words come from and what their literal meanings are, please read on!  The etymology of Persian words is not always very familiar to the public. In contrast,...

“The Spy Who Fell to Earth” comes to Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN – UK-based political scientist of Israeli origin Ahron Bregman’s “The Spy Who Fell to Earth” has been published in Persian. Mahi is the publisher of the book rendered to Persian by Mehdi...

Cinéma Vérité unveils mid-length entries from overseas filmmakers

TEHRAN – Seven mid-length documentaries by overseas filmmakers will be screened at the 15th edition of Iran’s Cinéma Vérité as the organizers announced the lineup for the category on Wednesday. “The Wheel”, the...

“Zalava” wins awards at Duhok International Film Festival

TEHRAN – Iranian director Arsalan Amiri has won the award for best director for his drama “Zalava” at the 8th Duhok International Film Festival in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Navid Purfaraj also won...

Iranian Artists Forum celebrates Ali-Akbar Sadeqi’s 84th birthday

TEHRAN – The 84th birthday of painter, illustrator and animator Ali-Akbar Sadeqi was celebrated on Monday at the Iranian Artists Forum. His family, a number of his friends, fans and colleagues attended the...

Carmen Laforet’s “Nada” published in Persian

TEHRAN – Carmen Laforet’s “Nada” (“Nothing”), one of the most important literary works of post-Civil War Spain, has been published in Persian. Translated by Farzaned Forutani, the book has been published by Fanus...

“Faces without Visage”, “Don’t Tell Anyone” honored at Faludi festival

TEHRAN – Iranian movies “Faces without Visage” and “Don’t Tell Anyone” have won awards at the 24th Faludi International Film Festival and Photo Competition in Hungary. Directed by Hesam Rahmani, “Faces without Visage”...

“I Won’t Remain Alone”, “Badger” win awards at Terni Film Festival

TEHRAN – The Terni Film Festival in Italy has honored the Iranian movies “I Won’t Remain Alone” and “Badger”. “I Won’t Remain Alone”, the best short documentary of the Religion Today Film Festival...

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