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Arts & Culture
Dec 21-24, 1998 / Azar 28-Dey 4, 1377

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* Film: Apple of father's eye
* Literature: Fereydoun Moshiri honored


* Film: Samira Makhmalbaf's Strange Fruit
* Music: Swedish award for Bani-etemad
* Music: Afghani music
* Art: Shirin Neshat, New York
* Art: Qajar symposium, New York
* Literature: Obituary: Hamid Mossadegh
* Literature: The last word
* Film: Iran's first "3-D" film
* Literature: Hamid Mossadeq dies in Tehran
* Music: "The Jerk": A serious comedy
* Theater: Festival will go international
* Music: "Iranian Orchestra of New Persian Music"

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* Apple of father's eye

December 1998, (E-Run magazine) - Rotten Apples is a remarkable new film by the three-year-old daughter of Iranian Utter Genius (and filmmaker) Mohsen "Khatami-is-Gandhi" Makhmalbaf. Samira Makhmalbaf is following her father's footsteps by achieving genius status with the liberal do-gooder white folk who get to see these films before the natives do. Samira says that she has nothing to say because she is only eighteen and wants a lollipop or a Cannes award ... FULL TEXT

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* Fereydoun Moshiri honored

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - A collection of Fereydoun Moshiri's poems, "Jashn Naameh-ye Moshiri," has been completed by Ali Dehbashi and delivered to the printers ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Strange Fruit

December 11, 1998, (The Independent) - Meet Samira. She's a director from Iran, the new world capital of film. She's 18 years old. Samira Makhmalbaf skips down the street, swinging her bag in the wind, cocky as a ferret. I tell her how much I like her first film, The Apple. "Why?" She stops and stares at me, aggressively. I haven't a clue what to say. "See, people interview me, and expect me to answer things so profoundly even though I'm only 18 and a half. And I ask you a simple question, and you can't answer it."... FULL TEXT

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* Swedish award for Bani-etemad

TEHARN, (Hamshahri) - A Swedish cultural organization will award filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-etamd for her exceptional work in the field of art and culture ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Afghani music

TEHARN, (Hamshahri) - A Swedish cultural organization will award filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-etamd for her exceptional work in the field of art and culture ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* ART IN REVIEW: Shirin Neshat, New York

The New York Times

Shirin Neshat 'Turbulent'
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris
120 Park Avenue, at 42d Street Manhattan
Through Jan. 15

Shirin Neshat, born in Iran in 1957, is best known for self-portrait photographs in which she appears in a body-covering black chador, the female garb as dictated by Islamic tradition, with a gun barrel protruding from her robes. Gender politics is her subject; the repression of woman, whether through fundamentalism or cultural exoticizing, is her target.... FULL TEXT

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* Qajar symposium, New York

The Brooklyn Museum of Art and the New York University Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies are pleased to present:


New Research in the Study of 19th Century Iran

Friday, December 11, 1998 at NYU, 1 pm to 5:30 pm and Saturday, December 12, 1998 at Brooklyn Museum of Art, 9am to 5:30 pm

Expanding upon themes in the special exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, "Royal Persian Paintings: The Qajar Epoch 1785-1925," the symposiumwill bring together scholars of art, history, and culture to discuss issues of representation, identity, revivalism, and modernity in Iranian visual imagery and culture. For a complete listing of locations, who will be presenting, and which specific topics will be presented, please visit:

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* Obituary: Hamid Mossadegh

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - A biography of the late poet and grandson of prime minister Mohammad Mossadegh ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* The last word

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - A review of Hamid Mossadegh's last book of poems ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Iran's first "3-D" film

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Faramarz Qahramani-far has directed Iran's first 3-D motion picture ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Hamid Mossadeq dies in Tehran

TEHRAN, Nov 28 (AFP) - Hamid Mossadeq, grandson of one of Iran's most popular and controversial prime ministers Mohammad Mossadeq, died in Tehran on Saturday following a heart attack. The 59-year-old Mossadeq died in a Tehran hospital, the official news agency IRNA reported ... FULL TEXT

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* "The Jerk": A serious comedy

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Mohammad Reza Honarmand gets high marks for a masterful direction of "Mard-e avazi" (The Jerk), a comedy that is on the same level as Mehrjuie's "Ejaareh-neshin-haa" (The Tenants) ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Theater festival will go international

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - This year's Fajr Theater Festival will include performances by foreign groups ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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