Iranian film ‘The Contrary Route,’ written, directed and produced by Abolfazl Jalili, won the Best Director and Best Actor (Pouyan Shekari) awards at the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) in China which was held from June 11-20.
For its 74th edition, the Cannes International Film Festival launched a new stand-alone section focusing on climate change, featuring one scripted drama and six documentaries centered around environmental issues.
The 38th Fajr International Film Festival (FIff) began on Tuesday. The annual event kicked off with organizers and a ready-to-pounce press and media with the screening of Kianoush Ayari’s restored classic movie 'Beyond the Fire'.
As cinemas reopen across France, the Cannes Film Festival is waiting patiently in the wings. Traditionally held in May, the 2021 event has been rescheduled for July, and excitement is mounting – especially after last year's cancelation due to COVID-19. But it's not the first time the glamorous event has been disrupted.