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Spotlight on Iran’s film industry

Western films are rarely shown in Iranian cinemas and the movie industry struggles with budgets and outdated equipment. But after the signing of a nuclear deal between Iran and the six major world powers, film makers and movie goers hope sanctions will be lifted and their options expanded. The BBC’s Kim Ghattas reports from Tehran, […]

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Boost for Iranian cinema at film festivals

By Camelia Sadeghzadeh BBC Persian   Iranian cinema is back in the spotlight with a new film by veteran director Jafar Panahi winning top prize at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival. New films were also shown at the Fajr Film Festival in Tehran this month. Although the pressures exerted on the film industry under former […]

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