This exhibit took place last year in October 2012 centered on the photographies taken by French Photo Journalist Hugues Vassal of Legendary French Diva Singer Edith Piaf and Iran’s Empress Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi.
Interview with Hugues Vassal Here
Du jeudi au samedi de 15h à 18h (entrée libre [...]
Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani stars in Afghan Author / Director Atiq Rahimi’s screen adaptation of his award winning novel Sangue Sabour. The the Premier of the film at UGC des Halles in Paris offered a unique opportunity for the Iranian actress to meet Iran’s Former Ruling Empress Shahbanou Farah of Iran. [...]
After Sakineh Ashtiani, French Philosopher, Bernard Henri Levy spearheads a new campaign in favor of Iranian Psychiatrist: Mitra Kadivar
To sign go here : mitra2013.com
Letter to the Iranian Psychiatrists
The undersigned, committed to the respect of the person of the Iranian psychoanalyst [...]
Miss Universe Canada Sahar Biniaz, was invited to Lyon, France for the Bocuse D’or worldwide professional cooking competition to cheer Canada’s chef Alex Chen.This year’s winner however was French Thibaut Ruggeri representing La Maison Le Nôtre
Miss Universe Canada Sahar Biniaz (left) [...]
Tehran Times (12 January, 2013) -Hadi Mehdikia (R) and Dariush Kardan play the roles of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and his prime minister Amir-Abbas Hoveyda in a scene from “The Puzzle of the Shah”, a TV series based on the life story of the former Iranian monarch. (Jamejamonline/Chavosh Homavandi)
TEHRAN — The [...]
You may not know his name but you surely recognize his face.
Homayoun Ershadi is the protagonist of Abbas Kiarostami’s now classic “Taste of the Cherry” which brought the Iranian director ( as well as it’s main actor) to world celebrity status.
He has since played small roles in such films [...]
Sortie aux éditions Perrin d’une nouvelle biographie consacré à « Reza Pahlavi, le dernier shah d’Iran ». Il s’agit de la première véritable biographie du défunt monarque, l’un des plus controversés du XXème siècle. Adulé par les uns, qualifié de dictateur par les autres. Cet ouvrage est éclairé par des archives [...]
David Starkey, one of Britain’s finest historians joined Royal Collection curator Jennifer Scott to discuss the fascinating subject of royal portraiture from Holbein to Mario Testino.
David Starkey and Jennifer Scott discuss the Royal Portrait:
Arash kamangir story by Siavash Kasrai, read in Persian by Fereidoun Farahandouz, in English by Suzie Ziai on 20th January 2013 in Los Angeles
Watch Promo Here
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Un rire de barrage. “Heureux les heureux”, de Yasmina Reza par Jean Birnbaum
Acculé par mon interlocuteur, j’avais fini par lâcher : eh bien, c’est l’histoire de gens qui sont attaqués par la vie. Cela faisait deux jours que Miles Hyman, l’artiste qui illustre cette “une” du “Monde des livres”, me [...]
Tennis Champs Mansour Bahrami and Cédric Pioline play across Paris’ famous attractions for new Perrier Ad.
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Iran’s royal family gatheromg for Norooz at Crown Prince Reza’s house in the outskirts of Washington D.C. Photos include Shahbanou Farah, Princess Farahnaz, Crown Prince Reza and wife Princess Yasmine and two daughters Princess Noor and little Princess Farah ( Princess Iman missing probably because she is busy with her University exams) but also for [...]
Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria has given birth to a baby girl who will be second in line to the throne. Euronews Persian Reports (Also Related BBC News Here)
Also Video Report by Euronews Persian Here
Pivoting on the queen’s relationship with one of her most devoted courtiers, Benoit Jacquot’s venom-tipped account of palatial intrigue and royal oblivion scrupulously maintains a servant’s-eye view, looking at history from the perspective of a maid with a talent for embroidery. The film made the Opening of this year’s Berlin International [...]
Ivresse – Alireza Ghorbani and Dorsaf Hamdani’s European Tour with an exceptional concert in Paris at the Café de la Danse on April 6th, 2012
Alireza Ghorbani and Dorsaf Hamdani revisit the universally appealing poems of Persian Poet Omar Khâyyam in an original mixture of Persian and [...]
The funeral of Tonga’s king, George Tupou V, has taken place in Nuku’alofa, with thousands of mourners lining the streets from the palace to the royal tombs. Contrary to appearances (notably of the British Colonial style uniforms of it’s Monarchs and Military) Tonga is actually the only South Pacific Country which [...]
The Russian Orthodox Church has apologised for showing a photo of its leader Patriarch Kirill that was doctored to airbrush out a luxury watch he was wearing. The gold Breguet Swiss watch (as opposed to the Soviet Era Raketa Watch) is estimated to be worth more than [...]
War Correspondents Borzou Daragahi & Delphine Minoui present new born baby Samarra Minoui Daragahi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
Congrats to both and wishing a long and healthy life to the beautiful baby …
Delphine Minoui, a recipient of the Albert Londres Prize, has been [...]
Veteran journalist Mike Wallace, famed for his tough interviews on US news programme 60 Minutes over four decades, has died aged 93. Best remembered by Iranians for his controversial interviews of the Shah of Iran (Related News Here)
AP video Report Here
Shah of Iran’s Interview on [...]
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing away of Aziz Bahadori Champion wrestler and Stage actor at age 89 in Paris, FRANCE.
Video clip of Aziz Bahadori at an event held in his honor at the Centre Culturel Pouya in Paris during autumn 2005 Watch [...]
Merely days after “A Separation” helmer Asghar Farhadi cast fellow Oscar winner Marion Cotillard in his mysterious French-language feature, the Iranian has added another prestigious Gallic talent to the project in actor Tahar Rahim.
Details of the story remain under wraps but the pic will see Rahim unite with fellow [...]
French TV drama tells the story of Wahid Gordji variously portrayed by others as the No. 2 man at the embassy, an adept businessman and a link to Iran’s secret service and groups attracted to Iran’s Islamic revolutionary government. The events took place amidst the French Coabitation during which Socialist President [...]
The Shah of Iran arrives to Muscat and is greeted by Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman. He then flies from Muscat to Sullala in Dhofar province to personally visit the Iranian troops and air force personnel who are based there. (Video Courtesy : frauenatz)
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Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly dating a 26-year-old graduate student.
The Brokeback Mountain star was photographed walking arm-and-arm with a mystery woman in New York City on November 9 and she has since been identified by the National Enquirer as Iranian Mahsa Jafarian.
According to the publication, she is currently enrolled [...]
Paula Broadwell attends a Harvard Kennedy School student event in April 2008 with former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami. Broadwell was a graduate student at Harvard, which is where she first met former CIA Director David Petraeus. Source CNN
Petraeus met Broadwell at the Harvard Kennedy School of [...]
Shahram Homayoun Interviews Mahnaz Afkhami Former Minister of Women Affairs during the Pahlavi Era on her life and career.
Mahnaz Afkhami Represents Iran in Mexico at the International Conference for Women Affairs, Mexico City (1975)
Crown Prince Reza interviewed by French Radio J and Christian Malard
L’UPJF à reçu sur Radio J, son Altesse Impèriale lors d’un entretien le 09/09/2012.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan visit Persepolis the ancient Capital of the Persian Empire situated in the South of Iran next to the city of Shiraz in 1978 a year prior to the revolution which was to topple the Iranian Monarchy and see it replaced by the theocracy of a still unknown [...]
Newspapers in Romania have reported that Prince Nicholas, grandson of King Michael, will move his residency from England to Romania. His return may well show that people’s appetite for monarchy has never been lost, says Ovidiu Nahoi.
Ovidiu Nahoi is a Romanian political analyst and journalist. He is also a [...]
TEHRAN — A luxurious robe of Tajolmoluk Pahlavi, the queen consort of Reza Shah and mother of Iran’s last monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, is currently being restored by a team of experts at Tehran’s Sadabad Cultural Historical Complex.
The royal robe in an undated photo
The robe is kept at Sadabad’s [...]
Sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar, who has died aged 92, played a leading role in promoting and popularising classical Indian music around the world. He introduced the Beatles to the Indian sounds that informed their later music. (See Related News)
Ravi Shankar playing at the Shiraz Arts Festival [...]
Two Iranian activists, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and film director Jafar Panahi, are this year’s joint winners of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. They were chosen by President Schulz and political group leaders on Friday morning.
“The award of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom [...]
On the surface, Sackler’s 25th anniversary gala was simply a grand party. To insiders, it was belated public lovefest for the Asian art gallery — and the end of a private dust-up between a major donor and the gallery’s Smithsonian overseers.
Eighteen months in the planning by co-chairs Susan Pillsbury and Ann Nitze, Thursday’s [...]
Roya Nikkhah is the Arts Correspondent and Royal Correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph, covering the latest talking points in the world of culture and the Royal Family. She also writes for the News Review section of paper and Seven magazine, with interviews including John Cleese, Jane Asher, Sir Michael Caine, Sir [...]
In this edition of I-talk Euronews I Talk considers the role of Europe’s kings and queens.
There are 12 European countries that have their own monarchy. Do our kings and queens serve any purpose or should we behead [...]
Famous French Talk Show Apostrophes hosted by Bernard Pivot debates on whether or not the toppling of the French Monarchy and the bloody chapter of Revolutionary Terror which followed was justified or not.
Amongst the guests are the Openly Constitutionalist Monarchist Thierry Ardisson author of “Louis XX : Contre-enquête sur [...]
One of the most successful economic migrants has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List. Hossein Yassaie, the chief executive of Imagination Technologies, a native of Iran and a man whose company has played an integral role in the development of the iPhone5 becomes Sir Hossein. He has been awarded [...]
Ali Mahdavi est un artiste et photographe iranien né à Téhéran en juillet 1974.
Il réalisa ses études artistiques à l’École Boulle et à l’École supérieure des arts appliqués Duperré. Il fut par la suite styliste chez Thierry Mugler.
Ali Madhavi and Dita Von Teese arrive for [...]
Orson Welles ( Citizen Kane, The Third Man) narrates the glittering events marking 25 centuries of the Persian Monarchy at Persepolis the capital of the ancient Persian Empire. (October 1971)
From ‘The Life and Death of Richard the Second – Act 3, Scene 2′:
King Richard II ….
Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;
Make dust our paper and with rainy eyes Write sorrow on the bosom of the earth,
Let’s choose executors and [...]
The Classic 1961 TV adaptation of the Great Classic Play The Persians by Aeschylus is now available on DVD.
Watch Excerpt Here
About the Film (French):
– 31/10/1961 – 01h08min37s
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