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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety - 13 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety - 13 May 2023 - Page 8

News in Brief

Restored version of ‘Ferdowsi’ to be screened

TASNIM – Cinema Museum of Iran is scheduled to screen a restored version of ‘Ferdowsi,’ a biopic directed about the Persian poet by Abdolhossein Sepanta in 1934.
The film, restored by the Film Archive of Iran, will be showcased at the Ferdows Hall of the museum on May 14, the eve of Ferdowsi and Persian Language Commemoration Day.
The screening will be followed by a review of the film by critic Alireza Mahmoudi.  
Sepanta made the film after ‘Lor Girl,’ the first sound film ever produced in the Persian language. It was produced by Ardeshir Irani and Sepanta under the Imperial Film Company in Bombay.
Ferdowsi, the poet of the epic Persian magnum opus ‘Shahnameh,’ is celebrated every year on May 15, which is Ferdowsi and Persian Language Commemoration Day on the Iranian calendar.

Iranian pop singer Hossein Zaman laid to rest

IRNA – Renowned Iranian pop singer Hossein Zaman, who died due to cancer at the age of 63, was laid to rest at the Artists’ Section of Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery in the southern part of metropolitan Tehran on Thursday.
After the singer battled with cancer and its related complications for months, his son, Abouzar, announced his passing in a tweet on May 11. “Dad is gone, he is gone forever,” he sorrowfully wrote.
The singer gained significant popularity during the 1990s, captivating audiences with his melodious voice. However, he chose to step back from his career for a span of 18 years, releasing only a handful of tracks during that time.
Zaman’s debut album, titled ‘Night of Missing’ (1996), became an instant hit, featuring beloved songs like ‘Brighter Than A Star,’ ‘The Smell of Loneliness,’ ‘Bird,’ and ‘Flower’s Hatred.’ He released several other albums in the ensuing years, solidifying his place in the hearts of his fans.


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