PAS BIEN !: Iran Bans Foreign Film Stars

Darius Kadivar
by Darius Kadivar


Read Latest about our Dear Film Censors in Iran:

Iran Bans Pictures of Foreign Film Stars ( NY Times)

Nine cinema and lifestyle magazines have been banned in Iran for publishing images of “corrupt” foreign artists, Agence France-Presse reported on Sunday. The publications were banned by the Culture Ministry for showing “photographs of corrupt foreign artists and details about their decadent lives.” Thirteen other publications received warnings. The latest issue of one of the banned magazines, Donya-ye Tasvir, included photographs and articles about Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and several other Hollywood stars. Only a handful of cinemas in Tehran screen foreign movies, Agence France-Presse said, and those films “are subject to heavy censorship of any scenes where actresses are scantly dressed.”


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For Azita

by Darius Kadivar on

Thank you Dear Azita and Happy Nowrooz.

You should be able to find the whereabouts of Mr. Kami Asgar from the Noor Film Festival Secretariat which will be holding their 2nd Annual this April and in LA :

See my coverage on payvand for more info on the festival:

Mr. Asgar was present last year so they should know.

Warm Regards, and VIVE LE CINEMA !



Mr. Kami Asgar

by Azita (not verified) on

Mr. Kadiver,you are very knowledgable man and I'm proud of the fact there are persians around like you.I have been reading your blogs all the time and have learned so much. Would it be possible to get me in touch with Mr. Kami asgar. I have never met him but I have some interest in his work. I live in Los Angeles. Also you can email me directly, I would love to keep in tuch with you. You are a fountain of history.


What can we expect

by Kamangir on

What can we possibly expect from a country where the public transport is sex/gender segragated? where women do have to swim in the islamic attire at the beach? where the 'sighe' allows you to carry out all sort of nasty things, considered as prostitition elsewhere? where the capital city police chief is found with six naked women? Where women are not allowed to many sporting events. This is Iran, the result of BBC's branded 'revolution'

Revolution my a.....!



Ben Madadi


by Ben Madadi on

They used to kill people with trials of no more than a few minutes, or none, for the crime described as "spreading corruption on earth" but now they are simply banning spreading corruption on earth...

Sinister, sad, tragic...