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Nov 16-20, 1998 / Aban 25-29, 1377

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* Film: "Banoo" released
* Film: Divorce Iranian Style, in New York
* Literature: Imad-afshar passes away


* Film: London film fest award for young Makhmalbaf
* Film: De Niro to feature in Iranian movie showcase
* Books: Interview with Mohajerani
* Play: "Azeez-eh maaee"
* Culture: New head of "Daaneshnaameh-ye Faarsi" project

* Film: Living Out Loud
* Film: "Dust Dance": Best Asian film
* Film: Women bring Iranian cinema to the U.S.
* Music: Bad Bach
* Film: Revealing an Iran where the chadors are most chic

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* "Banoo" released

I was looking for something in Pedram Missaghi's Iran Media site and suddenly I noticed this news: Dariush Mehrjuie's "Banoo" which had been banned after it was made seven years ago, has now been released at movie theaters in Iran. Read all about it (in Persian)

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* Divorce Iranian Style, in New York

Directed by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini
80 MINS.

One woman tells the judge her husband is crazy: in 30 years he has refused to let her answer the phone. (In Iran "craziness" is one of the few acceptable grounds for divorce when proceedings are brought by a woman; for men, divorce is granted upon request.) A 16-year-old, married at age 14 to a man 2 1/2 times her age, explains that she desperately wants a divorce to go back to school. Another pleads for custody of her 4-year-old daughter, having already lost custody of the older child. "You're poisoning my tea," mutters the judge to a woman who insists he find her misplaced file within the hour (he had suggested she return in a week). Inside an Iranian divorce court, a stream of veiled women (some only teenager others elderly) make use of reason, wit, charm, and chicanery to get what they want above all else: a divorce. Daily: 2, 3:40, 5:20, 7, 8:40, 10:20

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* Imad-afshar passes away

Tehran, Nov. 20, IRNA - Hossein imad-afshar, professor of methodolog and persian literature at the iranian university and the academic institutions died here thursday... FULL TEXT

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* De Niro to feature in Iranian movie showcase

TEHRAN, Nov 19 (AFP) -One of Iran's top public universities is to showcase a series of films featuring Hollywood star Robert De Niro despite the Islamic republic's hostility towards Western culture. Tehran's University of Art will be screening De Niro movies including "Angel Heart," "Cape Fear" and "Mission," the Iran newspaper reported Thursday... FULL TEXT

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* London film fest award for young Makhmalbaf

Tehran, (HAMSHAHRI) - An international film festival in London has given the best film award to Samira Makhmalbaf for her first film, "Seeb" ("The Apple")... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Interview with Mohajerani

Tehran, (HAMSHAHRI) - Culture Minister Ataollah Mohajerani says a draft proposal from the publishers guild aimed at changing the current tough laws governing book publishing is being studied (last question) ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* "Azeez-eh maaee"

Tehran, (HAMSHAHRI) - "Azeez-eh maaee" (You are our dearest) is a play that tells the story of a soldier who has been missing for the past nine years returns to a home and family much changed during his absence ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* New head of "Daaneshnaameh-ye Faarsi" project

Tehran, (HAMSHAHRI) - Dr Naderqoli Qorchian has become the new head of the Persian encyclodedia (Daaneshnaameh-ye Faarsi) project, replacing Dr. Ahmad Bireshk ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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Living Out Loud

Few films have succeeded as much in dealing with broken relationships. Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito give a superb performance ... REVIEW

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* "Dust Dance": Best Asian film

Tehran, (HAMSHAHRI) - Abolfazl Jalili's "Raq-se Khaak" ("Dust Dance") has been named Best Film in the Asian Film Festival in Tokyo ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Women bring Iranian cinema to the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC (Search for Common Ground) - Six of Iran's foremost women film-makers will visit the U.S. in November as part of a continuing effort to foster greater American-Iranian understanding. The visit is being organized by Search for Common Ground (SCG), a Washington-based conflict resolution organization, and Khaneh Cinema, a professional association for film-makers in Iran, in close cooperation with the Film Center at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and the Film Society at Lincoln Center in New York... FULL TEXT

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* Bad Bach

Tehran, (HAMSHAHRI) - Musicians at the Niavaran Culural Center have delivered a poor performance of some of the great works of classical music, including those by Bach ... FULL TEXT IN PERSIAN

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* Revealing an Iran where the chadors are most chic

November 8, The New York Times - IN the sweepstakes for the title Most Interesting and Accomplished Filmmaker the United States Has Never Heard Of, Dariush Mehrjui has certain obvious advantages. While still in his 20's, the Iranian director made "The Cow" (1969), a film so powerful that it not only was credited with launching Iran's modern cinema but also, a decade later, made a fan of the Ayatollah Khomeini and thus helped assure that country's cinema of having a post-Revolutionary phase... FULL TEXT

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