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Tehran Times - Iran's Leading International Daily

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    TEHRAN –
    A statue of Persian classic poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) is scheduled to be installed in Manhattan, New York City.
     
    Created by the Iranian sculptor Hossein Fakhimi, the two-meter tall statue was sent from Tehran to New York on Monday evening.
     
    The decision to set up the statue as a Persian symbol was made by Manhattan municipal officials during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to New York in September 2013.
     
    Fakhimi has made two other copies of the statues, one of which will be installed in Khayyam’s hometown of Neishabur and the other in Florence, Italy.
     
    “I have conducted two years of studies before starting the carving of the statues, since it was important for me to know different aspects of Khayyam’s character,” Fakhimi told the Persian service of MNA.
     
    Khayyam is not an only a poet, but he is a great astrologer, philosopher and mathematician, he added.
     
    He said that in addition to his studies, he had conversations with scholars Hossein Elahi-Qomsheii and Gholamhossein Ebrahimi-Dinani on Khayyam. 
     
    “I decided to carve the statue from stones mined in Iran,” he said.
     
    One of the statues was transferred to Neishabur on the National Day of Khayyam on September 2, 2014 and it will be erected in an appropriate place designed for the statue.
     
    Another copy of the statue will be installed in Florence, following an order by Iran’s cultural attaché in Rome during the Khayyam commemoration ceremony in Italy in 2010.
     
    Omar Khayyam, a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet was renowned in his own country and in his own time for his scientific achievements, but is chiefly known to English-speaking readers through the translation by the English writer Edward Fitzgerald of a collection of his Rubaiyat (“quatrains”) in “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” (1859).
     
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    TEHRAN – The Iranian House of Cinema plans toeconomize on expenses in organizing the 16th Iran Cinema Celebration in order to increase its commitments to members’ welfare and to establish an unemployment insurance fund for them. 
    
    This year’s celebration (due on September 12) will be held with minimal expenses to save money for the fund, executive director of the celebration Maziar Miri said in a press conference held on Wednesday.
    
    The conditions of living and the income of the cineastes have always been a matter of concern, Miri said, adding, “We would like the 16th edition of the celebration to be the founder of the fund.”
    
    The bylaws for the fund have been prepared over the past few years and only need to be approved, he added.
    
    He next explained that the celebrations of animation, documentaries, short films and honoring ceremonies will be held in abbreviated format from September 7 to 10.
    
    Actor Amin Tarokh, screenwriter Farid Mostafavi and cinematographer Hossein Maleki are scheduled to be honored for their lifetime achievements during a ceremony to be held on September 10, secretary of the event Mohammad Bozorgnia said.
    
    The plaque for filmmaker Seifollah Daad (1955-2009) will be presented to Majid Meschi, the managing director of Cinema Shahr Institute, for his efforts in the renovation of theaters, he added. 
    
    Miri also stressed that the celebration is not only for Tehran. “We are negotiating with cultural managers of different cities for the celebration in five more cities.”
    
    In addition, an exhibition of photos of the 16th celebration will open in Tehran’s Qasr Garden Museum tomorrow, running for one week.
    
    The acclaimed Iranian anti-war drama “The Queen” has won 11 nominations at the 16th Iran Cinema Celebration while “Modest Reception” is in the running in seven categories.
    
    The Iranian House Cinema (IHC) is the organizer of the celebration, which is held every year to commemorate Iran’s National Day of Cinema.
    
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    TEHRAN -- The secretary of the 13th Resistance International Film Festival, an Iranian festival that screens movies on people’s movements against world arrogance, has said that after World War II, the U.S. government has supported the Hollywood companies producing movies, which are heavily biased towards the government.
    
    “After World War II, the U.S. government began to support the movies, in which fighting against Communism and socialism was the main subject,” Mohammad Khazaei told the Persian Service of MNA on Tuesday.
    
    “The policy was pursued until the fall of the Soviet Union and afterwards, struggling against Islam was adopted as a new policy, because they witnessed the development of Islam in the world especially in Europe, and they were opposed to the development of Islam,” he added.
    
    Khazaei said that the U.S. government has used some incentive measures to convince Hollywood companies to produce films against Islam.
    
    For example, the U.S. would eliminate taxes for Hollywood companies if they produce films against Islam and Iran, he added.
    
    “The U.S. commissions some companies and studios in Hollywood to make films against Iran under the supervision of its Department of Defense and the Pentagon, and in addition, the government eliminates taxes for the companies,” he stated.
    
    He said that Zack Snyder’s historical drama “300” and Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo” fall into this category.
    
    “Unfortunately, I would say that we have done little to neutralize their calculated attempts and best-laid plans,” Khazaei lamented.
    
    The 13th Resistance International Film Festival will be held in Tehran, Moscow and several other cities worldwide during October.
    
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    TEHRAN – Works by French photojournalist Michel Setboun, who is famous for photos of Imam Khomeini in exile in France and his coverage of the demonstrations that led to the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, are on display in an exhibition at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) in Tehran.    
    
    He attended the opening ceremony of the exhibit, which opened on the sidelines of the Third Rojane International Photo Festival on Monday.
    
    Setboun took the first photos of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Neauphles Le Chateau near Paris. He also came to Iran in 1979 to record the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. 
    
    A collection of his photos of Imam Khomeini and the early days of the Islamic Revolution have been put on show alongside works by the major competitors. 
    
    In addition, a book containing a selection of his photos named “79” published by organizers of Rojane festival was unveiled during the ceremony.
    
    The opening ceremony attended by a number of photographers and artists continued with screening “Mossier Setboun and the Days Which Passed”, a documentary about the photojournalist.
    
    “It is very hard for me to watch myself in the film, and I am happy I did not choose to become an actor. I do not think I would be a good actor,” he told the Persian service of MNA after screening of the documentary.
    
    One of the photos on display, an image of Imam Khomeini in Tehran’s Alavi School surrounded by a group of people, gets the highest number by Setboun. “An ideal photo is one with an attractive theme taken with advanced techniques, and this photo bears them all,” he added.
    
    Nobody but Imam Khomeini could make this film valuable, therefore the historical and cultural background of a photo is very important, he said.
    
    He also talked about the photos selected for the book named “79”, and said that the opinions of people of one country play a significant role in selecting the photos, “I chose the photos based on the expectation of the Iranian people from the photos of the Islamic Revolution.”
    
    Michel Setboun was on the jury panel of the second edition of Rojane International Photo Festival last year.
    
    He worked for the Sipa Agency during the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) in Iran.
    
    Photo: French photojournalist Michel Setboun attends the opening ceremony of an exhibition of his works at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF) in Tehran on September 2, 2014. (Mehr/Azin Haqiqi)   
    
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  • 09/05/14--21:23: What’s in art galleries
  • Multimedia 
    * Works by 80 prominent calligraphers, painters, miniaturists and illuminators containing 110 exquisite artworks on Imam Reza (AS) are currently on display in an exhibition at Shokuh Gallery.
     
    The exhibit will run until September 10 at the gallery located at 19 Amir Nuri Alley, North Salimi St. near Andarzgu Blvd.
     
     
    Installation/drawing
    * The Peace Gallery of the Red Crescent Museum in Tehran is playing host to an exhibition of installation works and drawings.
     
    The exhibit will run until September 21 at the gallery located on Vali-e Asr Ave., near Niyayesh Highway.
     
     
    Painting 
     
    * An exhibition of paintings by Ali Shayesteh is underway at Tarrahan-e Azad Gallery. 
     
    The exhibit will run until September 10 at the gallery, which can be found at 41 Salmas Square, off Fatemi St.
     
    * Paintings by Elham Bayani are on show at Golestan Gallery.
     
    The exhibit will run until September 10 at the gallery located at 42 Kamasaii St. in Darus neighborhood.
     
    Textile design 
     
    * A group exhibition of textile designs is underway at Mah-e Mehr Gallery.
     
    The exhibit will run until September 14 at the gallery located at 7 Nilufar St., off Africa Ave.
     
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  • 09/05/14--21:25: Art news in brief
  • Tehran’s Book City commemorates J.R.R Tolkien
    TEHRAN – The Garmdareh branch of the Book City Institute in Alborz Province commemorated the 41st anniversary of the death of English writer J.R.R Tolkien during a meeting on Friday.
     
    The Persian translators of his works, Morad Farhadpur and Reza Alizadeh, delivered speeches at the meeting entitled “On the Fictional World of Tolkien”.
     
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892–1973) was mostly known for his classic high fantasy works “The Hobbit”, “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Silmarillion”.
     
     
    Top film critic’s library donated to Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia 
    TEHRAN – The personal library of the renowned Iranian film critic Amir-Hushang Kavusi has been bequeathed to the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia (CGIE) in Tehran.
     
    His widow Giti Miremadi donated the library to the center based on Kavusi’s last will and testament.
     
    Kavusi, known as one of the founders of analytical cinema criticism in Iran, died in March 2013.
     
     
    Another translation of “Tarkovsky Interviews” appears in Persian
    TEHRAN – Another Persian translation of “Andrei Tarkovsky: Interviews” has been published in Iran.
     
    Written by John Gianvito, the book was translated into Persian by Arash Mohammadavali and Qoqnus Publications published it.
     
    Shurafarin Publications previously published a Persian version of the book, which was translated by Arman Salehi.
     
    Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-86) was considered by many to be one of Russia’s most influential filmmakers, despite an output of only seven feature films in 20 years.
     
     
    German festival to screen Iranian children’s film
    TEHRAN – Iranian director Fayyaz Musavi’s TV drama “Story of My Father’s Bike and Me” will go on screen at the 19th Schlingel International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Chemnitz, Germany from October 13 to 19.
     
    Produced by the Channel 2 of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the film is about a little boy who borrows his friend’s bicycle for a competition, but he faces some problems.
     
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    TEHRAN – Three Chinese troupes are scheduled to stage a wide repertoire of shows at the 15th Tehran International Puppet Theater Festival – Mobarak.
     
    Jiangxi, Jinjiang, and Haining have selected stories from world literature and their folk culture to perform at the festival, the organizers announced on Thursday.
     
    Jiangxi will perform a 45-minute show with rod puppets. The troupe has also scheduled five other stories at the festival, which will be held from September 13 to 20.
     
    Jinjiang will stage a collection of four short plays with glove puppets. 
     
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    TEHRAN – The Iranian Assyrian architect David Oshana (1929-2014) was commemorated during a ceremony at Tehran’s Qasr Garden Museum on Tuesday.
     
    Oshana’s widow along with a number of architects, classmates and friends attended the ceremony, which was organized by Iran’s Architecture Prideworthies Foundation, the Persian service of MNA reported on Friday.
     
    “Oshana used to focus on the practicality of each project before its beauty”, Oshana’s friend Shahabeddin Arfaei said at the ceremony.
     
    Oshana took part in several projects to make mosques and religious schools, and designed several churches in capital Tehran, he added.
     
    The Assyrian Church of Protestants located in Amirabad neighborhood and the Saint Joseph (Mar Yozef) Assyrian Catholic Church on Forsat Street, both in Tehran have been designed by Oshana.
     
    Oshana was active during 1960’s, the years in which Iranian architects began to design beautiful buildings and schools with specific identities.
     
    They designed beautiful religious monuments, which reflect the spirit of respect, having fulfilled the aesthetic desire of mankind.
     
    Director of the Iranian National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Ahmad Mohit-Tabatabii talked about the connection of Oshana with the Assyrian society in Iran and the impression he made among the architects as an Assyrian architect.
     
    Architect Sirus Bavar called Oshana an architect strong in his designs with new and innovative ideas who used to help his friends in their projects.
     
    Director of Iran’s Architecture Prideworthies Foundation Alireza Qahhari remembered Oshana as an individual who taught social responsibility to others and helped them without expectations.
     
    The ceremony was brought to an end with the presentation of a plaque of honor to Oshana’s widow.
     
    The participants also asked the organizers to allocate a special location to the preservation of documents and works of contemporary architecture of Iran.
     
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iranian bands Hamavayan, Kamkars and Pallett performed during the Tehran Music Festival, which opened at the Qajar era Masudieh Building located in the Baharestan neighborhood on Wednesday night. 
     
    Led by tar virtuoso Hossein Alizadeh, Hamavayan performed during the opening ceremony of the festival.
     
    Before the ensemble began its performance movie star Tannaz Tabatabaii went on stage, asking ‘all those who are interested in music’ to avoid illegal download of musical productions.
     
    Hamavayan, which was accompanied by vocalist Mohammad Motamedi, performed its concert in two parts, the first of which was dedicated to poems from classical Persian literature and the second part included songs by contemporary Iranian poets.
     
    The Tehran Music Festival has been arranged on the sidelines of Iran’s House of Music Celebration.
     
    The festival continued at the historical site on Thursday night with a concert by Kamkars, a family of musicians that mostly performs in Kurdish.
     
    Pallett, which performs fusion of Persian and Western music, went on stage on Friday night. The band performed songs from its debut album, which was released in 2012.
     
    Shams Ensemble led by Keykhosro Purnazeri will perform tonight, and vocalist Homayun Shajarian and Alireza Qorbani’s Eshtiaq Ensemble will go on stage on Sunday and Monday.
     
    The closing ceremony of the festival will be held on Tuesday.
     
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    TEHRAN – A high-level delegation of Turkish university officials and academics arrived in Tehran on Friday to discuss further cooperation with Iranian universities.
     
    The officials and academics are from different departments of Ataturk University, Bingol University, and Mus Alparslan University, Iran’s cultural attaché in Erzurum Mohammad Piri told the Persian service of IRNA.
     
    The academics teaching Persian language and literature at Ataturk University are also accompanying the group.
     
    The guests are scheduled to visit several Iranian universities during their stay and hold talks on bilateral academic cooperation.
     
    The delegation will stay in Tehran for one week at the invitation of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO).
     
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  • 09/06/14--21:21: Art news in brief
  • Works by Iranian artist on display at Istanbul gallery 
    TEHRAN – An exhibition of paintings and calligraphic paintings by Iranian artist Arash Golzari-Hosseini is currently underway at the Meryem Afra Art Gallery in Istanbul.
     
    The exhibit runs until September 14.
     
     
    Sahar to broadcast Iranian TV series “In the Wind’s Eye” in French 
    TEHRAN -- The Iranian TV series “In the Wind’s Eye” will be broadcast on the French TV section of Iran’s Sahar Universal Network with French subtitles.
     
    The series has been translated into French by Mohammad Zamani.
     
    “In the Wind’s Eye” by director Masud Jafari Jozani depicts the contemporary history of Iran through events in the lives of a traditional Iranian family. 
     
     
    “Today” to compete in Stockholm filmfest 
    TEHRAN – The Iranian drama “Today” will go on screen in the Asian Vision Competition section of the 25th Stockholm International Film Festival, which will be held from November 5 to 16.
     
    Directed by Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi, “Today” is about an aging taxi driver who takes a pregnant young woman to the hospital at the end of his working day, not knowing what awaits him there.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Five Iranian stage directors will hold workshops at the NGO Mondo, one of main civil associations, which deals with global education, in Tallinn, Estonia.
     
    Mahin Sadri, Homayun Ghanizadeh, Hamid Purazari, Atila Pesyani and Reza Guran will hold a series of workshops from September 27 to October 7.
     
    Vishka Asayesh, Mohsen Abolhassani and a number of other Iranian thespians are scheduled to attend the event.
     
    A number of troupes will perform plays at the workshops. A jury will select the best play, which will go on stage at the NGO Mondo on the last day. 
     
    The NGO Mondo is the coordinator of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network in Estonia. It is also one of the members of the Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation and conducts its global education working group. 
     
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    TEHRAN – The 13th Resistance International Film Festival announced its lineup for the documentary section on Saturday.
     
    Eighteen documentary films by directors from the U.S., France, Lebanon, Syria and several other countries will be screened at the festival, which will held in Tehran, Moscow and several other cities worldwide during October.
     
    “Five Broken Cameras” by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi from France are among the documentaries. The film is about a Palestinian farmer’s chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.
     
    Among the highlights of the lineup is “Amia Repetita” by Maria Poumier. The film is about the 2013 agreement between Argentina and Iran was signed in order to investigate the case of the AMIA attack in Buenos Aires in 1994, imputed by previous judicial and political authorities in Argentina to the Iranian authorities.
     
    The festival will also screen “Mitzvah” directed by the Polish filmmakers Witold Gadowski and Maciej Grabysa. The documentary shows the activity of the international underground kidney transplant market. For example, a kidney from a Moldavian peasant is sold, is passed on in an illegal operation in Istanbul, and then goes on to a man who lives in Israel.
     
    “Infiltrators” by Khaled Jarrar from Palestine, “Memories for All Seasons” by Mostafa Razzaq-Karimi from Iran and “Valentino’s Ghost” by Michael Singh are among the films that will go on screen at the international section of the festival.
     
    Photo: A poster for the acclaimed documentary film “Five Broken Cameras”, which will be screened at the 13th Resistance International Film Festival
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iranian actress-cum-director Tina Pakravan has advised men to watch her directorial debut feature “Lady” in order to improve their understanding about the “genuine Iranian woman”.
     
    “This is a feminine movie that not only women may feel good about watching, but also men can become familiar with a genuine Iranian woman,” she told the Persian service of ILNA on Saturday.
     
    “Men should watch the film to see how Eastern women used to carry the burdens of responsibilities [in families] and where we are going now,” she added.
     
    “Lady” tells the stories of three women from different social classes in three episodes, the first of which is about a couple that faces serious difficulties as the husband is heavily indebted to many people. 
     
    The second episode is about a woman writer who lives in desperation with her musician spouse who is addicted to drugs. And the third episode tells the story of working class man who has lost his hands at work and now he feels like he is a burden upon his wife.
     
    “I did my best to express something that I think is being forgotten and to show the real image of an Eastern woman in the film,” stated Pakravan, who is the director of the acclaimed short film “It Was My City”, which is a story about the misery of war.
     
    The film is scheduled to premiere in Iranian movie theaters in the near future.
     
    “My film is independent… it goes its own way, so I think filmgoers will like it,” she said.
     
     
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    TEHRAN – A high-level delegation of Turkish university officials and academics arrived in Tehran on Friday to discuss further cooperation with Iranian universities.
     
    The officials and academics are from different departments of Ataturk University, Bingol University, and Mus Alparslan University, Iran’s cultural attaché in Erzurum Mohammad Piri told the Persian service of IRNA.
     
    The academics teaching Persian language and literature at Ataturk University are also accompanying the group.
     
    The guests are scheduled to visit several Iranian universities during their stay and hold talks on bilateral academic cooperation.
     
    The delegation will stay in Tehran for one week at the invitation of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO).
     
    RM/YAW
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  • 09/06/14--21:21: Art news in brief
  • Works by Iranian artist on display at Istanbul gallery 
    TEHRAN – An exhibition of paintings and calligraphic paintings by Iranian artist Arash Golzari-Hosseini is currently underway at the Meryem Afra Art Gallery in Istanbul.
     
    The exhibit runs until September 14.
     
     
    Sahar to broadcast Iranian TV series “In the Wind’s Eye” in French 
    TEHRAN -- The Iranian TV series “In the Wind’s Eye” will be broadcast on the French TV section of Iran’s Sahar Universal Network with French subtitles.
     
    The series has been translated into French by Mohammad Zamani.
     
    “In the Wind’s Eye” by director Masud Jafari Jozani depicts the contemporary history of Iran through events in the lives of a traditional Iranian family. 
     
     
    “Today” to compete in Stockholm filmfest 
    TEHRAN – The Iranian drama “Today” will go on screen in the Asian Vision Competition section of the 25th Stockholm International Film Festival, which will be held from November 5 to 16.
     
    Directed by Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi, “Today” is about an aging taxi driver who takes a pregnant young woman to the hospital at the end of his working day, not knowing what awaits him there.
     
    RM/YAW
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    TEHRAN -- Five Iranian stage directors will hold workshops at the NGO Mondo, one of main civil associations, which deals with global education, in Tallinn, Estonia.
     
    Mahin Sadri, Homayun Ghanizadeh, Hamid Purazari, Atila Pesyani and Reza Guran will hold a series of workshops from September 27 to October 7.
     
    Vishka Asayesh, Mohsen Abolhassani and a number of other Iranian thespians are scheduled to attend the event.
     
    A number of troupes will perform plays at the workshops. A jury will select the best play, which will go on stage at the NGO Mondo on the last day. 
     
    The NGO Mondo is the coordinator of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network in Estonia. It is also one of the members of the Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation and conducts its global education working group. 
     
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    TEHRAN – The 13th Resistance International Film Festival announced its lineup for the documentary section on Saturday.
     
    Eighteen documentary films by directors from the U.S., France, Lebanon, Syria and several other countries will be screened at the festival, which will held in Tehran, Moscow and several other cities worldwide during October.
     
    “Five Broken Cameras” by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi from France are among the documentaries. The film is about a Palestinian farmer’s chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.
     
    Among the highlights of the lineup is “Amia Repetita” by Maria Poumier. The film is about the 2013 agreement between Argentina and Iran was signed in order to investigate the case of the AMIA attack in Buenos Aires in 1994, imputed by previous judicial and political authorities in Argentina to the Iranian authorities.
     
    The festival will also screen “Mitzvah” directed by the Polish filmmakers Witold Gadowski and Maciej Grabysa. The documentary shows the activity of the international underground kidney transplant market. For example, a kidney from a Moldavian peasant is sold, is passed on in an illegal operation in Istanbul, and then goes on to a man who lives in Israel.
     
    “Infiltrators” by Khaled Jarrar from Palestine, “Memories for All Seasons” by Mostafa Razzaq-Karimi from Iran and “Valentino’s Ghost” by Michael Singh are among the films that will go on screen at the international section of the festival.
     
    Photo: A poster for the acclaimed documentary film “Five Broken Cameras”, which will be screened at the 13th Resistance International Film Festival
     
    SB/YAW
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    TEHRAN -- Iranian actress-cum-director Tina Pakravan has advised men to watch her directorial debut feature “Lady” in order to improve their understanding about the “genuine Iranian woman”.
     
    “This is a feminine movie that not only women may feel good about watching, but also men can become familiar with a genuine Iranian woman,” she told the Persian service of ILNA on Saturday.
     
    “Men should watch the film to see how Eastern women used to carry the burdens of responsibilities [in families] and where we are going now,” she added.
     
    “Lady” tells the stories of three women from different social classes in three episodes, the first of which is about a couple that faces serious difficulties as the husband is heavily indebted to many people. 
     
    The second episode is about a woman writer who lives in desperation with her musician spouse who is addicted to drugs. And the third episode tells the story of working class man who has lost his hands at work and now he feels like he is a burden upon his wife.
     
    “I did my best to express something that I think is being forgotten and to show the real image of an Eastern woman in the film,” stated Pakravan, who is the director of the acclaimed short film “It Was My City”, which is a story about the misery of war.
     
    The film is scheduled to premiere in Iranian movie theaters in the near future.
     
    “My film is independent… it goes its own way, so I think filmgoers will like it,” she said.
     
     
    MMS/YAW
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    TEHRAN – Illustrator Ghazaleh Bigdelu has said that her illustrations are mainly reflections of her childhood dreams.
     
    “When I was a child, I wanted to see some pictures that were not done by the illustrators in the books, and now I draw the images I used to want to see when I was a child”, Bigdelu, who recently displayed a collection of her works at the Iranian Artists Forum, told the Persian service of MNA on Saturday.
     
    “We used to make sentences and fill in the empty spaces with proper words when we were children, and now I think we can fill the empty spaces with illustrations,” she explained on choosing the title “Empty Space” for her exhibit. 
     
    The works were created over the past 10 years for different children’s books. “However the books were never published and I thought I should display them in an exhibit,” she added.
     
    “In paintings, the artist values personal feelings while in illustrations, the artist cannot ignore the viewers, which of course helps the illustrator to communicate with the viewers better,” she said on the difference between paintings and illustrations.
     
    Bigdelu is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Tehran and so far has held several exhibits.
     
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