Iran’s Farhad Delaram, Whose ‘Achilles’ Launches in Toronto, ‘Hopes We Are Going to See Big Changes’ Prompted by Mahsa Amini Protests

Iranian director Farhad Delaram was in the midst of shooting his subversive road movie “Achilles” when Mahsa Amini died in Tehran on Sept. 16, 2022, while being detained […]

Noah Centineo Appeals to Global Film Festival Heads on Behalf of Embattled Iranian Filmmaker Saeed Roustaee

Actor Noah Centineo touched down at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend to rally support for Saeed Roustaee, an Iranian filmmaker sentenced to prison by his government […]

Iranian Movie ‘Achilles’ by ‘Tattoo’ Director Gets Boarded by Visit Films Ahead of Toronto Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

New York-based sales company Visit Films has boarded “Achilles,” the Iran-set feature debut of Farhad Delaram, a promising filmmaker whose short “Tattoo” won the Crystal Bear in the […]

Iranian Auteur Alireza Khatami Lines Up Starry Turkish Cast for Patriarchy Drama ‘Things That You Kill’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Alireza Khatami, the Iranian director who co-helmed “Terrestrial Verses” — which denounced the country’s authority and was the only film from Iran at Cannes this year — is […]

Locarno Film Festival Awards: ‘Critical Zone,’ the Film the Iranian Government Doesn’t Want to Be Seen, Wins Big at Swiss Fest

The hype is real: Ali Ahmadzadeh’s “Critical Zone” (“Mantagheye bohrani”) has picked up the top Golden Leopard at Locarno. It has been a bumpy ride for the film, […]