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Jan 18-22, 1999 / Dey 28 - Bahman 2, 1377

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* Film: 'The Children of Heaven': For a Pair of Sneakers


* Film: Iran's "Green Film Festival
* Film: Tehran film fest details
* History: Historic bath to be preserved
* Play: "Waiting for Godot"
* History: Oldest cemetery found
* Film: Tehran Film Festival
* Literature: Ferdosi & Iran's youth
* Literature: Nargess& Hafez
* Film: Center for youth
* History: More digs at the "Burnt City"
* Play: Rostam & Sohran
* Film: "Cherry" best foreign film

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* 'The Children of Heaven': For a Pair of Sneakers, Longing, Lies and a Plan

Jan 22, New York Times - The young hero of Majid Majidi's "Children of Heaven" is played by Mir Farrokh Hashemian, a desolate-looking boy with huge brown eyes and a way of sending tears suddenly rolling down his cheeks. Those tears well up with some regularity during this film about 9-year-old Ali, his younger sister Zahra (Bahareh Seddiqui) and their scheme for sharing a pair of his tattered sneakers. The children want to hide the fact that Zahra's shoes have been lost because this will be a hardship for their parents ... FULL TEXT

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* Iran's "Green Film Festival"

Tehran, Department of the Environment press release: The first international film festival focused on the living environment will be held in Iran in February 1999. Dr. Yousef Hojjat, deputy-managing director for training and planning at the Department of the Environment has announced the dates of February 28th to March 5th 1999 for the first international film festival to be organized around environmental issues ... FULL TEXT

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* Tehran film fest details

Tehran (Hamshahri) - Details of the Tehran international film festivcal next month, including the names of the films and their directors ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Historic bath to be preserved

Tehran (Hamshahri) - The historic Sheikh Bahai public bath in Isfahan has been registered as a national monument and will come under the preservation activities of the Cultural Heritage Foundation ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* "Waiting for Godot"

Tehran (Hamshahri) - "Waiting for Godot" -- Samuel Beckett's classic play -- is now playing in Tehran, but Hamshahri's review is not favorable. The Persian translation of the text is well done - the play itself is not ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

* Oldest cemetery in Iran found

Tehran (Hamshahri) - A cemetery dating 4000 years "before the iron age" has been discovered in the Talesh region of Gilan Province ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Tehran Film Festival

Tehran (Hamshahri) - Deputy guidance minister in charge of films detailed some of the plans for this year's international Fajr Film Festival which will be held in next month ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Ferdosi & Iran's youth

Tehran (Hamshahri) - A commentary on Mohammad Ali Eslami Nadoushan's research regarding Ferdosi and the impact of the Shahnameh on Iran's youth ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Nargess& Hafez

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - A feature on references to nargess (primrose) in the poetry of Hafez ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Film center for youth

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - A center for supporting films about children and youth has opened in Tehran ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* More digs at the "Burnt City"

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - Archaelogists are conducting more digs at the site of "Shar-e Sookhteh" (Burnt City) which is thought to date from 3200 BC. Located 55 kms southwest of Zabol in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, "Shar-e Sookhteh" is among the oldest examples of urbanization in the Middle East ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Rostam & Sohrab

Tehran, (Hamshahri) - "Rostam and Sohrab" has been turned into a play that is currenly being staged in Tehran Vahdat Hall ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* "Cherry" best foreign film

NEW YORK, Jan 4, 1998 (CNN) -- "Out of Sight" might be out of theaters, but it's not out of the minds of the National Society of Film Critics. The group on Sunday picked the George Clooney movie as the year's best. The film's director, Steven Soderbergh, beat Terrence Malick ("The Thin Red Line") and Steven Spielberg ("Saving Private Ryan") for best director honors. The society, made up of 51 movie critics, also honored "The Thin Red Line" with best cinematography honors and named "Taste of Cherry," an Iranian film, the year's best foreign language film.

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