Topic: Iranian cinema

Iranian actor Hengameh Ghaziani (source: Instagram)

Iran protests 2022

Female film stars show solidarity

A still photo from “Velayatnameh” of a robot and a supreme leader set in a satirical future (photo: Studio Kazoo)

"Velayatnameh" and the Islamic Revolution

Low-budget sci-fi film shatters Iran’s sacred red lines

Women artists working in the Iranian film industry (source: Iran Journal)

Sexual violence

#MeToo revelations rock Iranian film industry

Still of an alley in the prostitutes' ghetto Shahr-e No in Tehran before 1980 (source: ROUYDAD24.IR)

Prostitution in the Shah's Iran

Shahr-e No – "the neighbourhood of the sorrowful"

The fourth "Tehran Book Fair without Censorship" was held at the same time as the Tehran Book Fair 2019. This exhibition denounces censorship and self-censorship in Iranian literature and culture (photo: DW)

Alireza Abiz' "Censorship of Literature in Post-Revolutionary Iran"

Iranian literature – the censor’s mindset

Iranian filmmaker Shahram Mokri (photo: THE PR FACTORY)

Interview with Iranian filmmaker Shahram Mokri

"We are lucky to be alive today"

Still featuring Mohammad Seddighimehr and Baran Rasoulof; Mohammad Rasoulof's "Sheytan vojud nadarad" - There is no evil (source: Berlinale)

Winner of the Berlinale 2020: "Sheytan Vojud Nadarad"

There is no evil, unless it's perpetrated

37th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Iran's 37th Fajr Film Festival

Politics collide with the big screen in Tehran

Iranian author Pajand Soleymani (photo: private)

Book review: Pajand Soleymani's "Immer mit Zucker"

Bittersweet life

"Morgen sind wir frei" – Tomorrow we'll be free (distributed by Little Dream Pictures)

Film review: Hossein Pourseifi's "Morgen sind wir frei"

Love in the time of revolution

Screenshot from Jafar Panahiʹs "Three Faces" (distributed by Memento Films)

Jafar Panahiʹs "Three Faces"

An anti-feminist manifesto

Sadaf Foroughi arrives on the red carpet at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on 11 March 2018 (photo: picture alliance/empics)

Interview with award-winning Iranian film director Sadaf Foroughi

Ava, my adolescent self

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