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Iranian Director Abbas Kiarostami Loses Cancer Battle Aged 76

The talented, multiple award winning Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has died at the age of 76 while undergoing treatment for cancer in France. The director had been suffering with ill health since March, but succumbed...

Abbas Kiarostami Has Died Aged 76

Abbas Kiarostami has died aged 76. The Iranian movie director - who received the Palme d'Or award in 1997 drama 'Taste of Cherry' - passed away on Monday (04.07.16), after battling with gastrointestinal cancer...

Son Of Iranian Director Kiarostami Is Punished

The son of famed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami is the latest filmmaker to find himself disciplined by his country's authoritarian regime. Bahman Kiarostami, himself a noted cinematographer, editor, and documentary filmmaker, recently had his passport...

Iran Releases Jailed Director

Award-winning Iranian film director Jafar Panahi was released on $200,000 bail today (Tuesday) from the Evin prison in Tehran, where he had been held since March on charges of producing an "anti-regime" film. The film...

No Character Role For Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche's role in 'Certified Copy' was not "a character". The French actress - who picked up the Best Actress Award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of Elle in the Abbas...

Iranian Director Calls For Release Of Fellow Director

An award-winning Iranian director opened a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival following the screening of his film with a call for the release of a fellow Iranian director, who was jailed for making...

Darren Aronofsky Film Confirmed For Venice Festival

Darren Aronofsky's new film The Wrestler has been entered in competition for the Golden Lion at this year's Venice film festival.The Requiem for a Dream director - who was this week confirmed to direct a...

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