Iranian animation series 'Rubie and Chickens', directed by Babak and Behnoud Nekouei, won the best international award and the best award for TV production at the 10th Tehran International Animation Festival.
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, the two-time Oscar-winning director of 'The Salesman' and 'A Separation', has confirmed he will start shooting his next film in Spain in September, with a cast which is to include Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. It should be ready for next year.
Iranian animation 'The Servant', directed by Farnoush Abedi, which is about a giant cockroach who gets tired of his servitude to man, won the best short animation award for February at London Independent Film Festival.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman commended the prominent Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and the cast and crew of his film 'The Salesman' for winning the 2017 Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film.