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Tehran Times - Iran's Leading International Daily

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    TEHRAN -- Iranian scholar Shahriar Shojaeipur is writing a review of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, the Persian service of FNA announced on Tuesday.
     
    It is being published in four volumes plus a supplement from 1913 to 1938 in English, German, and French editions by Brill in the western Dutch city of Leiden. The second edition of the encyclopedia was begun in 1954 and completed in 2005 and the third edition has started in 2007.
     
    Shojaeipur’s review is mainly focused on the entries written on the Prophet Muhammad (AS) and his household.
     
    “The sources of the encyclopedia are the books written by Western researchers and unfortunately the entries on Shia issues are either wrong or biased,” he told FNA.
     
    The review is scheduled to be published in a book by the Islamic Research Institute for Culture and Thought in the near future and there is talk of an English version as well.
     
    Shojaeipur said Prophet Muhammad (S) and his household have been ignored in the encyclopedia. Thus they will be the main focus of the book.
     
    “I also try to correct the Western viewpoint of the characteristics of Imam Ali (AS), Imam Hassan (AS) and Imam Hussein (AS) in my book,” he added.
     
    The Encyclopaedia of Islam (EI) is an encyclopedia of the academic discipline of Islamic studies.
     
    As to its geographical and historical scope, the work embraces the old Arabo-Islamic Empire, the Islamic states of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire, and the various Muslim states and communities in Africa and Europe. 
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iranian director Reza Gamini’s short film “Endorphin” will compete in the 66th Locarno International Film Festival, which will be held in Switzerland from August 7 to 17.

     
    The film will go on screen at the Pardi di domani section, which is dedicated to shorts and medium-length films by young independent directors or film school students, who have not yet tried their hand at feature films. 
     
    “Endorphin” is about a man who loses his family in a car crash and locks himself up at home. After more than a month he decides to go out and leave the house and come to life again.
     
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    TEHRAN -- A play, which provides a comparison of the Crucifixion and a modern story set in Iran during the 1940s, will be staged at a Tehran theater this evening.
     
    An all-star cast has been rehearsing “Names of All the Crucified Are Jesus”, which has been written by Ayyub Aqakhani, who will also direct the play at the Nazerzadeh Hall of the Iranshahr Theater Complex.
     
    The play is about the romantic life of Nasseri, a movie maniac and a journalist who works on the Mard-e Emruz during a period of political events in Iran. He holds some beliefs and principles that distinguish him like a prophet from other people. He was betrayed by a number of his close associates. 
     
    Aqakhani will also play the role of Nasseri. 
     
    “‘Names of All the Crucified Are Jesus’ gave me the opportunity to represent one of the popular characters of history in an Iranian way and to show the continuity in history and politics,” Aqakhani told the Persian service of MNA on Monday.
     
    “The comparison has both a technical and philosophical nature for me,” he added.
     
    Aqakhani spent about seven months to find a period in the history of Iran adaptable to what he wanted to show in his play, which he wrote in 37 days.
     
    “All the religious disputes and demarcations in Iran were revealed during the decade,” he said.
     
    Filmmaker Behruz Afkhami will work as an advisor for the play and his wife Marjan Shirmohammdi plays the role of Maryam, a notorious romantic woman.
    The play will be running until September 6.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Iranian director Mehdi Rahmani’s “Private” will go on screen at the Avanca Film Festival, which will be held from July 24 to 28 in Portugal.
     
    “Our city has grown to the extent that all these highways can’t make their routes close to one another. When we arrive at the end of any one of these routes, we have almost forgotten our daily concerns,” Rahmani described the film.
     
    Fariborz Arabnia, Anahita Nemati, Fataneh Malek Mohammadi, Babak Hamidian, Mehrdad Sediqian, Azadeh Shams, Anahita Afshar and Roya Javidnia starred in the film.

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    TEHRAN -- “The Past”, Asghar Farhadi’s acclaimed movie, will compete in the Toronto International Film Festival, which will be held from September 5 to 15.
     
    The film is about an Iranian man named Ahmad who returns to Paris from Tehran after a four-year separation, upon his French wife Marie’s request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure.
     
    The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year in May and brought its French star Bérénice Bejo the Palme d’Or for best actress.
     
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    TEHRAN – Turkish actor and stage director Engin Uludag Alpat has been invited to be the guest of honor at the 14th edition of Iran’s Resistance Theater Festival, organizers announced on Wednesday.
     
    He will also be a member of a committee that will select plays for different sections of the festival, which will open in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan in September.
     
    The festival, which centers on the Islamic Revolution and the Sacred Defense (the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war), will end in Tehran concurrent with the Sacred Defense Week in late September.
     
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    TEHRAN -- The Iranian Artists Forum is currently playing host to a workshop program entitled “Games of Colors”.
     
    The program, which has been underway since July 19, is being held by Iranian painter and sculptor Yasmin Sinaii for children and their mothers. 
     
    It has been organized by the Damonfar Company, the Iranian representative of France’s Pebeo and Germany’s Faber Castell, two companies that manufacture art materials.
     
    Sinaii aims to teach children how to draw different objects using the medium of colored pencils, Damonfar Managing Director Seifollah Puya-Rad said in a press release on Wednesday.
     
    Five pavilions have been set up in the courtyard of the forum, three of which are dedicated to children.
     
    Mothers learn new concepts about colors and their usage at the fourth pavilion, and the fifth introduces France’s Pebeo, and Canson, a French manufacturer of fine art paper and related products.
     
    The Iranian company launched the Damonfar Visual Arts Festival in 2006, to provide the facilities for young Iranian talents. The festival is dedicated to artists under 25 years of age.
     
    The workshop program began on July 19 and will be running until August 18.
     
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    TEHRAN -- A group of Iranian video artists will hold an exhibition at Yatoo -- the South Korean Nature Artists Association in Chungnam from September 3 to August 3.

     
    The exhibition, which will be curated by by Fereshteh Alamshah and Atefeh Khas, has been arranged by Yatoo and organizers of the Iranian website videoartist.ir. 
     
    “The works of 27 artists have been submitted to Yatoo, but none of them will attend the event,” Alamshah told the Persian service of IRNA.
     
    Among the artists are Kataytun Afruz, Farid Aminoleslam, Amir Azar, Hossein Tahvilian, Behnam Kamrani, Tara Gudarzi, Samira Hashemi, Neda Hoveyda and Makan Ashuri.
     
    Alamshah said that the works are on the themes of female concerns, human and nature relationship and naturalism, and several other issues.
     
    Most of the submissions are on the theme of nature, she added.
     
    Alamshah said that the South Korean artists will also hold an exhibition in Iran this year in autumn.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Iranian literati to convey a message of resistance against global arrogance.

     
    Speaking at a meeting with a group of poets and cultural figures, the Leader said, “Poetry is one of the most outstanding of all the arts. Poets have a great responsibility toward the major issues of the country, and the great historical and inspiring movement of the Islamic Revolution. They should use this profound and undying art form to discharge these responsibilities.”   
     
    He asked them to emphasize “Islamic teachings and lifestyle, philosophical thoughts, and all topics necessary for education” in their works.
     
    The leader described “emotions”, “discontentment” and “philosophical thought” as the three main sources of inspiration for poets, and urged poets to give increased attention to “philosophical thought”.
     
    A group of poets read their latest works during the meeting, which was also attended by a number of Persian-speaking poets from India, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
     
    The Leader also hosted the literati for iftar, the evening meal for breaking the dawn-to-dusk daily fast during the month of Ramadan.
     
    The meeting of the Leader and literati on the eve of the birthday of Imam Hassan (AS) has become a tradition.
     
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    TEHRAN -- The tenth day of the month of Tir in the Iranian calendar (July 1), has been named after the Persian poet Saib of Tabriz (1601-1677).
     
    Iran’s High Council of Public Culture approved a proposal to register the day on the Iranian calendar, the head of the council Mansur Vaezi told the Persian service of MNA on Wednesday.
     
    The date was selected by calculating the numerical value of the letters of ‘Saib of Tabriz’ using the method of “Abjad”, which is a decimal numeral system in which each of the 28 letters of the Arabic alphabet is assigned a numerical value.
     
    The Saib of Tabriz commemoration ceremony is also held annually on July 1 in Isfahan, Iran.
     
    Saib of Tabriz was one of the greatest masters of a form of classical Arabic and Persian lyric poetry characterized by rhymed couplets and known as the ghazel.
     
    Saib was educated in Isfahan, and in about 1626/27 he traveled to India, where he was received into the court of Shah Jahan, the Mogul emperor who built the Taj Mahal.
     
    He also spent a few years in Kabul and in Kashmir. After his return, Safavid king Shah Abbas II bestowed upon him the title of King of Poets.
     
    Saib’s reputation is based primarily on some 300,000 couplets, including his epic poem Qandahar-nama (“The Campaign against Qandahar”). His “Indian style” verses reveal an elegant wit, a gift for the aphorism and the proverb, and a keen appreciation of philosophical and intellectual endeavor.
     
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    TEHRAN -- The Iranian movie “Fish and Cat” will be shown at the 70th Venice Film Festival, which will be held from August 28 to September 7.
     
    Directed by Shahram Mokri, the film will go on screen in the Horizons strand - the new trends in filmmaking section of the festival.
     
    The film narrates the story of a group of university students who face different problems during their trip to the north of Iran.
     
    Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami will be also one of a number of international filmmakers who will be making short films for “Venezia 70 – Future Reloaded”, which will be a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Venice International Film Festival.
     
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  • 07/26/13--07:00: Iran opens museum for press
  • TEHRAN – A museum has been inaugurated for the Iranian press in a building in downtown Tehran adjacent to a religious site named the Tomb of Aqa.
     
    Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini attended the opening ceremony of Iran’s National Museum of the Press on Wednesday evening.
     
    The museum is now home to old printing machinery, rare copies of periodicals, handwritten reports, old cameras, old photos and logotypes, and all kind of equipment related to journalism.
     
    The oldest piece of equipment on display is a 100-year old printing press.
     
    The documents on display are also available for visitors and interested individuals for research and study.
     
    The documents on display have been collected from various old Iranian newspapers including Kayhan, the National library of Iran, the Astan-e Qods Razavi Library and Museum in Mashhad, and private collectors.
     
    Speaking in the opening ceremony, Hosseini said that the history of Iran’s press dates back 176 years, and asked all individual Iranians to give copies of old periodicals they are keeping in their homes to the museum for better preservation.
     
    He also requested Iranian cultural attachés in foreign countries to submit periodicals and photos of Iran’s press they have in their centers to the museum.
     
    The museum is located on Molavi St.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Veteran playwright, director, and actor Mahmud Ostand-Mohammad died after a three-year battle with liver cancer at Tehran’s Jam Hospital on Thursday morning. He was aged 63.
     
    Medical treatment for Ostand-Mohammad had been impeded by the sharp rise in the price of medicines necessary for cancer that occurred in Iran as result of the global sanctions against Iran, his daughter Mana previously said to several Persian news agencies.
     
    Ostand-Mohammad was famous for his talent in writing stories about the everyday lives of Iranians in the plays he composed, which were based upon the basic principles of modern Western theater.   
     
    Born in Tehran, he began a career in theater as a teenage actor in plays directed Nosrat Rahmani, Abbas Javanmard and Shaban Nalbandian.
     
    He then joined the Theater Atelier, a troupe which was led by Iranian prominent playwright Bijan Mofid, and shot to fame in “The City of Story”, Mofid’s puppetry in which he played the role of a donkey in 1968.
     
    The breakup of the Theater Atelier in 1971 led Ostand-Mohammad to leave Tehran to establish a troupe named Paturak in Bandar Abbas.
     
    However, he returned Tehran a year later struggling with the disappointing condition of theater in the southern Iranian city.
     
    His return began a new season in his career. He wrote “Aa-Seid Kazem” based on a real-life story about a man who was accused of murder and isolated from society.
     
    Highly acclaimed by critics and his colleagues, the play was staged by various directors, one whom was Mohammad Rahamnian who helmed a reading performance of it at the Iranian Artists Forum in February 2012.   
     
    In 1985, he left Iran and spent 13 years in self-imposed exile in Canada. He returned home in 1998 with several plays including “McAdam’s Café”.
     
    Afterwards, he also wrote “The Last Game” (1999), “The Theatric Divan” (2001) “House of Pain and Grief” (2003) and “Family Photograph” (2008).
     
    He directed “Family Photograph” at Tehran’s Sangelaj Hall in 2008. 
     
    Many Iranian writers, actors and directors have offered their condolences over the death of Ostand-Mohammad.
     
    “He was one the main pillars of the Iranian playwriting over the past fifty years,” director Hassan Fat’hi told the Persian service of ISNA on Friday.
     
    “He was one of the most influential figures in the Iranian theater,” actor Ali Nasirian said and added, “I saw him Canada trying to promote Iranian theater in the country.”
     
     
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    TEHRAN – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered his condolences over the death of veteran playwright, director and actor Mahmud Ostad-Mohammad.
     
    “I was saddened to hear the news of the death of the outstanding and committed writer Mahmud Ostad-Mohammad after years of agonizing battle with the disease,” Ahmadinejad wrote in his condolence message, which was published by Persian news agencies on Saturday.
     
    “No doubt the eternal works of the master will be a real treasure in the history of Iran’s dramatic literature, and it is the great responsibility of his students and colleagues to pass on this treasure to future generations,” he added.
     
    Ostad-Mohammad died after a three-year battle with liver cancer at Tehran’s Jam Hospital on Thursday morning. He was aged 63.
     
    He was famous for his talent in using basic principles of modern Western playwriting to compose works, which were characterized by traditional Iranian ambiance.   
       
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    TEHRAN -- Azeri maqami musician Alim Qasimov will be joining an Iranian band to perform a concert at the 49th International Festival of Carthage in Tunis.
     
    Vocalist Mohammad Motamedi will lead the group, which also features Sina Jahanabadi on kamancheh, Azad Mirzapur on tar, Pasha Hanjani on ney, and Hossein Rezaeinia and Milad Abassi on daf.
     
    The concert has been scheduled for August 3 at the festival, which is currently underway in Tunisia. The festival will run until August 17.
     
    Maqams or maqamat are sets of musical scales and characteristic melodic elements, or motives, and traditional patterns for their use, forming a system for the melodic and tonal development of performances in Islamic music. Maqami music is connected to the traditions and perspective of an ethnic group living in a particular region.
     
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    TEHRAN -- A museum has been inaugurated for the Islamic luminaries in the headquarters of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) in the Arg-e Azadi Art and Cultural Complex in Tehran.

     
    CHTHO Director Mohammad-Sharif Malekzadeh attended the opening ceremony of the Museum of Islamic Luminaries on Wednesday.
     
    The museum is a good resource for future generations to get to know the Islamic luminaries better, Malekzadeh said. 
     
    A collection of busts of religious figures such as Ayatollah Mohammad-Taqi Bahjat, Ayatollah Rahim Arbab, and scholar and astronomer Sheikh Bahaii are on display at the museum.
     
    The busts have been created by six Iranian sculptors, CHTHO’S Office for Registration, Preservation and Restoration of Intangible Cultural and Natural Heritage Director Atusa Momeni said in a press release on Saturday.
     
    She did not refer to the names of the sculptors.
     
    All the busts are brown in color and are on display in an area with subdued lighting.
     
    Metal plaques bearing a brief introduction to each figure have also been installed beside the busts.
     
    Momeni said that the museum will be enriched by sculptures of other luminaries in the near future.
     
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    TEHRAN -- Davud Mirbaqeri, the director of the religious historical TV series “Mokhtarnameh” has returned with “The King Eared”, a comedy serial which will be distributed on the home video market in the near future.

     
    Mirbaqeri had previously directed “Imam Ali (AS)”, a TV series about the imamate of Ali (AS) and the events leading to his martyrdom. He also made several other series on events in the history of Islam.
     
    He also plans to make “Salman Farsi”, a TV series about Salman al-Farisi, a national hero of Iran, who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad (S).
     
    “To refresh myself I need sometimes to change my field,” Mirbaqeri told the Persian service of ISNA on Saturday.
     
    “I need to try a different atmosphere before I begin ‘Salman Farsi’. The shift in my field helps me do the job better and more perfect,” he added.
     
    “The King Eared” is about a man who prepares and sells sheep’s heads and trotters. The man is killed in a car crash. A one-eyed man, the sole witness, only distinguishes the color and the make of the car that hit the man. The case officer summons all the green Peugeot 405 cars to begin the investigation.
     
    Akbar Abdi, Farhad Aslani, Ahmad Mehranfar, Mohsen Tanabadeh, Tannaz Tabatabaii and Marjaneh Golchin are the main members of the cast.
     
    Mirbaqeri had also made the controversial film “Snowman” (1994), which told the story of an Iranian man who tries every unusual method to get a visa to immigrate to the U.S. He also showed flashes of humor in the film.
     
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    TEHRAN – Elaheh Marashi has recently made new Persian translations of American writer Somerset Maugham‘s “The Moon and Sixpence” and “The Painted Veil”.
     
    The books are scheduled to be published by Farhang-e Javid.
     
    A Persian translation of “The Moon and Sixpence” was released by Piruz Publications in 1960. Mehdi Hamidi translated the book into Persian.
     
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    TEHRAN -- The renowned Iranian translator and scholar Abtin Golkar is writing a book about the schools of thought on Russian literature.
     
    Entitled “Russian Literary Schools”, the book will be published by the Organization for Researching and Composing University Textbooks in the Humanities.
     
    The book contains materials about classism, sentimentalism, romanticism, realism, futurism and several other schools of thought that developed during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
     
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    TEHRAN – Iranian director Mahmudreza Rahimi plans to stage the outstanding play “Aa-Seid Kazem” by the late playwright Mahmud Ostad-Mohammad in a Tehran theater in September.
     
    “The plan was formulated two month ago when my university classmates in the 73s troupe proposed that I direct the play with the troupe,” Rahimi told the Persian service of MNA on Sunday.
     
    “I accepted the proposal and shortly afterwards rehearsals began,” he added.
     
    Ostad-Mohammad wrote “Aa-Seid Kazem” based on a real-life story about Aa-Seid Kazem, a man who was accused of murder and isolated from society. 
     
    Rahimi said that the play is due to go on stage in September. However, the theater has not been specified yet.
     
    Mojtaba Tabatabaii, Mehrdad Niknam, Alireza Ostadi, Majid Helmi and Saedi Dowlati are among the actors in the play. 
     
    Ostad-Mohammad died after a three-year battle with liver cancer at Tehran’s Jam Hospital last week. He was aged 63.
     
    “Aa-Seid Kazem” was highly acclaimed by critics and his colleagues, and was staged by various directors, one whom was Mohammad Rahmanian who helmed a reading performance of it at the Iranian Artists Forum in February 2012.   
     
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