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Son Of Iranian Director Kiarostami Is Punished

1st June 2012

The son of famed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami is the latest filmmaker to find himself disciplined by his country's authoritarian regime. Bahman Kiarostami, himself a noted cinematographer, editor, and documentary filmmaker, recently had his passport...

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Iran Releases Jailed Director

25th May 2010

Award-winning Iranian film director Jafar Panahi was released on $200,000 bail today (Tuesday) from the Evin prison in Tehran, where he had been held since March on charges of producing an "anti-regime" film. The film...

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No Character Role For Juliette Binoche

25th May 2010

Juliette Binoche's role in 'Certified Copy' was not "a character". The French actress - who picked up the Best Actress Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of Elle in the Abbas...

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Iranian Director Calls For Release Of Fellow Director

19th May 2010

An award-winning Iranian director opened a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival following the screening of his film with a call for the release of a fellow Iranian director, who was jailed for making...

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Darren Aronofsky Film Confirmed For Venice Festival

29th July 2008

Darren Aronofsky's new film The Wrestler has been entered in competition for the Golden Lion at this year's Venice film festival.The Requiem for a Dream director - who was this week confirmed to direct a...

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