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September 25-29, 2000 / Mehr 4-8, 1379

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September 29, 2000

Kalari-Kiarostami collaboration

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Mahmoud Kalari is making a film with a $625,000 production award he received in 1998 from an Argentinian film festival. The film, "Raqs baa roya" is based on a screenplay Kalari co-wrote with Abbas Kiarostami >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Afkhami: I ain't cheap

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Behrouz Afkhami says he wants to make a film about the Iran-Iraq war. "But I'm an obsessive director who makes expensive films." >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Nouri's birthday gift

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- Artists will celebrate Mohammad Nouri's contribution to music in the past four decades on his birthday on December 21 >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT



* Kalari-Kiarostami collaboration
* Afkhami: I ain't cheap
* Nouri's birthday gift
* New bio on Seyed Zia
* Bani-etemad's latest
* Tourism up
* Films based on famous novels
* Ancient instruments revived
* Sanandaj bridge registered as landmark
* Iran takes top award at Bangkok Film Festival
* Excavations resume at 9,000-year-old site
* Reformist cinema
* Ignoring Baluchi music
* Mamet's play in Tehran
* Jalal Al-e Ahmad
* Bistoun rennovation

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September 28, 2000

New bio on Seyed Zia

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- A new biography on Seyed Zia Tabatabaie, a key figure in the rise of Reza Shah, has been published in two volumes by Jafar Mehdinia. See other new books >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Bani-etemad's latest

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Rakhshan Bani-etemad's latest film, "Zir-e poost-e shahr" (Under the city's skin), received great attention during a screening at the "Dialogue of Civilizations and Cinema" seminar >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Tourism up

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Some 700,000 tourists have visited Iran in the first six months of this year, according to an official. The total for the year is expected to be 1.3 million tourists, up from 1.1 million last year >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


September 27, 2000

Films based on famous novels

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- A private food processing copmany intends to produce six films based best-selling novels. Top directors such as Bahram Baizaie, Dayoush Mehrjuie and others are being sought for each film >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Ancient instruments revived

Tehran (Iran daily) -- Mohammad Reza Darvishi talks about his orchestra which specializes in ancient Iranian instruments >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Sanandaj bridge registered as landmark

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Pol-e Sheikh near Sanandaj, which dates back to the late Zand or early Qajar period, has been registered as an historical landmark >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


September 26, 2000

Iran takes top award at Bangkok Film Festival

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (AFP) - Iranian director Mohammad Ali Talebi scooped the Golden Elephant Award at the third Bangkok Film Festival with his "Willow and the Wind." Talebi's tale about a poor boy's adventures as he tries to fix a broken window before the stormy season sets in was announced the winner Monday >>> FULL TEXT


Excavations resume at 9,000-year-old site

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Excavations have resumed at the ancient "Ozbaki" site, which is believed to contain remains from the 7th millennium, B.C. Located in the Savjebalagh region, the site is being excavated under the supervision of Dr. Yousef Majidzadeh >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Reformist cinema

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- "The kind of cinema we can rely on is reformist," says Davoodnezhad in an interview >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Ignoring Baluchi music

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Two weeks ago two of the masters of Baluchi music performed at the Vahdat Hall in Tehran. No one promoted the event. No one reported the news. They were ignored. Meanwhile the two masters were on their way to Venezuela the for a concert. I guess foreigners care more about our folk music than we do >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


September 25, 2000

Mamet's play in Tehran

Tehran (Aftab-e Yazd) -- David Mamet's "A Life in the Theatre" will soon be performed in Tehran. The American playwright's play has been translated by Daryoush Moadabiyan who will direct it. Ali Nassirian will will play the leading role >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Jalal Al-e Ahmad

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- Thirty-one years ago writer and critic Jalal Al-e Ahmad passed away. A biography >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


Bistoun rennovation

Tehran (Hamshahri) -- The historiacal sites near the Bistoun are undergoing rennovation >>> FULL PERSIAN TEXT


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