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The Red Suitcase: The false narrative of fleeing for freedom

The New Arab 24 Mar 2023
Subtle cultural cues, such as the inauthentic way the protagonist wears her hijab, or her Farsi signature that seems more akin to a first grader’s than a budding artist’s, reinforce that the audience for this film is not an Iranian one who see their struggles against theocracy reflected, but rather a Western one unable to note the difference.

Naseeruddin Shah on misinformation about Akbar in history books and why it's difficult to make historicals in India: 'You run the risk of offending people'

Indian Express 28 Feb 2023
'I suppose they are difficult because you have to take sides ... Yeah ... 'The divine faith was then translated into Farsi as Din-e Elahi, it's not a term Akbar ever used. It's like those South Indian films which are remade in Hindi and then remade in the South! That was the big discovery about Akbar that I made, and I had to speak to the writers about it ... .

Berlin: Spanish Drama ‘Ivan & Hadoum’ Wins Euroimages Co-Production Award

The Hollywood Reporter 23 Feb 2023
Several films screening at this year’s Berlin Film Festival had their beginnings at the Co-Production Market, including competition titles 20,000 Species of Bees by Estibaliz Urresola, Panorama entries The Siren from Sepideh Farsi and Matria by Alvaro Gago, and Generation ...

Berlinale: Jury president Kristen Stewart joins filmmakers' rally against Iran regime

The National 19 Feb 2023
Extraction actress Golshifteh Farahani, also a member of the jury, The Siren director Sepideh Farsi, and Holy Spider actress Zar Amir Ebrahimi were among several Iranian filmmakers and talents participating in the protests ... Speaking to Variety about her film The Siren, Farsi said.

Javed Akhtar in Lahore: Children in sub-continent learning English at cost of their mother tongue, banning words making language and culture poorer

Indian Express 19 Feb 2023
Akhtar, whose song \u2018Sandese aate hain\u2019 from the film Border is still popular in both India and Pakistan, said, \u201cFor instance, Punjabi is written in Gurmukhi, Farsi and even Devnagri but it remains Punjabi. In our Hindi film posters, such as Pathaan, the name might be written in English alphabets but Pathaan is not an English word.

Berlinale film stars show solidarity with Iran protesters

Reuters 18 Feb 2023
Some of those present at the demonstration – including Farsi, whose animation film "The Siren" opened on Thursday, and the award-winning director Farzad Pak – held up placards emblazoned with the Kurdish revolutionary slogan "Jin, Jîyan, Azadî" (Woman, Life, Freedom).

Berlin: Independents Plan a New Future for Iranian Cinema

The Hollywood Reporter 18 Feb 2023
The newly-formed Iranian Independent Filmmakers Association (IIFA) has taken over the Iran stand at Berlin’s European Film Market, traditionally run by the country’s state-backed film board after the EFM banned any association with connections to the Tehran regime from attending.

Banned Iranian filmmaker portrays her version of Iran-Iraq war

The Jerusalem Post 17 Feb 2023
Farsi lives in Paris and has been banned from her homeland since 2009, after defying government restrictions to portray life in the country through documentaries and feature films ... Farsi was determined to tell another story from what she said the government of Iran had done by glorifying the war with films honoring martyrs.

Berlin 2023: Screen’s guide to the Panorama titles

Screen Daily 13 Feb 2023
Screen profiles all the films in the Panorama strand for the Berlinale’s 2023 edition, which runs from Feb 16-26 ... 2o9ine Films Ambush (India) ... The timely title is the first animated feature from Iran-born, France-based filmmaker Farsi, who has earned awards and critical acclaim for several of her past live-action films including (2014) and (2017).

Egyptian Canadian star Mena Massoud to produce first non-English adaptation of Stephen King novel in Farsi

Arab News 09 Feb 2023
Adapting “The Doctor’s Case” and titled “The Last King,” the short film will be performed entirely in Farsi and will star an all-Iranian cast, including Maz Jobrani, Sheila Ommi, Marshall Manesh, and Tara Grammy. Set in Iran, the film reflects the country’s ongoing “Woman, Life, Freedom” movement.

Iranian women take center stage at Sundance film festival

Raw Story 23 Jan 2023
Iran has arrested a number of celebrities from the country's film industry in connection with the protest movement ... While US-born Urich cannot visit Iran for security reasons, her film chronicles her efforts to connect with and better understand the country by learning Farsi and interviewing her mother and grandmother.

Iranian women take center stage at Sundance Film FestivalIran has arrested a number of celebrities ...

Deccan Herald 23 Jan 2023
Ukrainian filmmakers showcase the horrors of war at the Sundance film festival ... While US-born Urich cannot visit Iran for security reasons, her film chronicles her efforts to connect with and better understand the country by learning Farsi and interviewing her mother and grandmother ... "Coming into Sundance, the film is on the world stage.

‘The Persian Version’ Review: An Effervescent Mother-Daughter Dramedy Spanning Decades, Continents and Cultures

The Hollywood Reporter 22 Jan 2023
Sundance Film Festival (U.S ... The film was shot in Turkey; Keshavarz explains in a director’s statement that she was banned from returning to Iran after the last feature film she shot there. The scenes in Farsi, with their dance numbers and punchy humor, feel very different from the films made by Iranian filmmakers we’re used to seeing.

My family sought safety in the UK but my dad had to stay in Iran ...

Metro UK 17 Jan 2023
The only time I ever spoke Farsi was at home with my parents (Picture ... I have a passion to discuss cultural diversity, write stories, create short films and eventually feature films (Picture ... The only time I ever spoke Farsi was at home with my parents ... This has sadly left me with a limited vocabulary in Farsi to this day.

Farzi star Shahid Kapoor loses cool on paparazzi for taking video of them while Mira Rajput was sitting in the car having water

Bollywood Life 12 Jan 2023
By Manisha Mandal Published ... The actor is all set for his next film Farsi and will soon kick-start the promotion of the same ... Bollywood stars making OTT debuts in 2023 ... Gauri Khan reveals her favourite track from Shah Rukh Khan film Pathaan; ‘can’t stop listening’ [Watch Video] ... Bollywood actors who broke their 'no kissing on-screen' policy for films ... .

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