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Iranian Actress Taraneh Alidoosti Released From Prison After Posting Bail

Taraneh Alidoosti, the Iranian actress and star of Asghar Faradi‘s Oscar-winning The Salesman has been released from prison after posting bail. Alidoosti’s mother, Nadereh Hakim Elahi, posted images of her daughter outside Tehran’s Evin Prison shortly after her release. Alidoosti was detained Dec. 17 after she posted her support of nationwide anti-government protests. Several major […]

European Film Academy, Festivals Join Calls to Release Imprisoned Iranian Actress Taraneh Alidoosti

Several of Europe’s key film organizations, including the European Film Academy, the German Film Academy, the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk, and the Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals issued a joint statement on Wednesday protesting the arrest of Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti and calling for her immediate release. The Salesman star, one of the […]

Oscar-Winning Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi Condemns Arrest of ‘The Salesman’ Actress Taraneh Alidoosti

Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi says he “stands with” his The Salesman and About Elly star Taraneh Alidoosti after the actress was arrested over the weekend. Iranian state media reported that Alidoosti was detained after she posted a comment on Instagram expressing solidarity with Mohsen Shekari, the first person to have been officially executed by the Tehran regime for […]