38th Fajr Film Festival

  • The Fajr Film Festival handed out its top prizes Tuesday night. The Crystal Simorgh for best film went to The Sun, co-written and directed by Iranian Oscar-nominated director Majid Majidi. The film, a drama about child labor in Tehran, also took home the screenplay honor for Majidi and Nima Javidi. This year’s festival, which took place February 1 to 11, included 35 features, 10 short films, and 10 documentary films.

  • Tehran’s Mellat Cineplex hosted the tenth and final day of 38th Fajr Film Festival. A number of movies were screened throughout the day including Shahre Qesseh Cinema by Keivan Alimohammadi, The Sun by Majid Majidi, and Filicide by Mohammad Hadi Karimi.

  • There Was Blood by Masoud Kimiai, Enemies by Ali Derakhshandeh, and Skin co-directed by Bahram and Bahman Ark were screened on the 9th day of the 38th Fajr Film Festival at Mellat Cineplex. The talent and crew attended the screening session on Sunday. This year's edition of Fajr Film Festival will run until 19 February.

  • The 38th Fajr Film Festival saw the screening of 3 movies including Reset by Mohammadreza Lotfi, Fathers by Salem Salavati, and I’m Scared by Behnam Behzadi at Tehran's Mellat Cineplex. Also on Saturday, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi paid a visit to this year's edition of Fajr Film Festival which will run until 19 February.

  • TEHRAN.(HONARONLINE) – Faramarz Gharibian, the 78-year-old star of such acclaimed movies The Deer and Beautiful City, bowed out on Friday from his 50-year acting career, saying that he has done his final performance in the Iranian cinema with director Ebrahim Hatamikia’s peasant protest movie Exodus.

  • Mellat Cineplex hosted the seventh day of Fajr Film Festival with screenings and press conferences. The Plainclothes by Amir-Abbas Rabiei, Exodusby Ebrahim Hatamikia, and Atabay by Niki Karimi were the titles screened on Friday. The Fajr Film Festival runs until 11 February in Tehran.