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October 23-27, 2000 / Aban 2-6, 1379

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October 27, 2000

Taqvaie shooting new film soon

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Nasser Taqvaie, the director of "Daee Jan Napoleon" TV series, is returning to filmmaking. His next film, a comedy called "Roya" will begin shooting in early winter >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


"Drunken horses" No. 1 in Vienna fest

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- "Time for drunken horses" sold the most tickets among 160 films shown at the Vienna Film Festival >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Panahi: Conscienece come first

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- "The circle" director Jafar Panahi says he did not make a dark film about women in Iran just because it would grab attention at film festivals. "My conscience comes first," he says >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT



* Taqvaie shooting new film soon
* "Drunken horses" No. 1 in Vienna fest
* Panahi: Conscienece come first
* BBC special series: Iranian performing arts
* Youth film fest kicks off
* Basiji boys, the TV series
* Soroush's Rumi lectures in U.S.
* More books being published
* Eliminating some Persian lit books from konkoor
* Winners at Isfahan film fest
* Big names absent in Isfahan
* Film couple mistreated, angry reaction

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October 26, 2000

BBC special series: Iranian performing arts

BBC Persian Service -- A unique 22-part series narrated by the distinguished photographer and film maker, Shahrokh Golestan, begins on BBC World Service next month and will mark the 60th anniversary of the Persian service. The series, Performing Arts of Iran, celebrates Iran's enduring cultural identity and tells the story of the country's resilient dramatic art - from the passion plays and fertility rites of ancient Persia which are still captivating Iranians in towns and villages today, to comic improvisation, traditional dances, operettas and experimental and modern Iranian theatre >>> FULL TEXT


Youth film fest kicks off

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- The 17th international youth film festival began in Tehran today. The event is huge, with many promising young filmmakers trying to make a name for themselves. Some 161 women submitted films >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Basiji boys, the TV series

Tehran (Jam-e Jam) -- The lives of boy soldiers in the Iran-Iraq war is the subject of a 13-part TV series which will soon air on Iranian television >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


October 25, 2000

Remembering Moshiri "that wonderful man"

Tehran, (Hayat-e No) -- Authors and poets recall moemories of Fereydoun Moshiri >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Arts fest awards painters

Tehran, (Hayat-e No) -- Soudabeh Mir-Fassih is among the winners of the contemporary arts festival in Tehran. Other award-winning painters include Mostafa dareh-Baghi and Pooya Aryanpour >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


What's showing in Tehran?

Tehran, (Hayat-e No) -- "A time for drunken horses", a winner at Cannes, is now showing in theaters in Tehran. At 400,000 tomans per day, box offce earnings are not great, but they are better than expected for a film that does not have a popular theme >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


October 23, 2000

Winners at Isfahan film fest

Tehran, (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Bahman Qobadi's "A time for drunken horses" won the best feature film award at the the international children's film festival in Isfahan. Here are the other winners >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Big names absent in Isfahan

Tehran, (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Film actor Mohammad Kasebi has been a jury member at Isfahan's international children's film festival for the past six years. This year, he says, quality suffered because of the absence of many prominant filmmakers >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Film couple mistreated, angry reaction

Tehran, (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Security forces at the Isfahan film festival mistreat a film director and his wife, drawing angry reactions from other filmmakers and the audience >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


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* Museum of Contemporary Iranian Artists

* Kargah

* Golestan gallery (Tehran)

* Elaheh Gallery (Tehran)

* Gallery Ovissi
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