A highlight of every New Year is Boston Festival of Films from Iran at Museum of Fine Arts, which for many years has brought varied and compelling works by contemporary Iranian filmmakers to local audiences.
Two Iranian shorts, 'Raheel' by Ayat Asadi Rahbar and 'The Future Car' by Asadollah Gholamali, were selected for the competition section of Third Five Continents International Film Festival in Venezuela.
Almost every visitor who enters ‘Room of Mysteries’ at the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival lets out a gasp of appreciation. The darkened space, occupying an alcove of Sharjah Art Museum, contains a large ceiling screen playing a video of the constellations of the night sky from which several illuminated cords hang and are gathered together to resemble a kind of cosmic jellyfish. Emanating from every corner are the hypnotic tones of British singer/songwriter Sami Yusuf: The overall effect is magical.