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Leila Hatami Scandal One Example of Iranian Misogyny

We told you recently about the scandal that has erupted in Iran over famous Iranian actress Leila Hatami. While attending the Cannes Film Festival , Hatami was greeted by Festival president Gilles Jacob with a customary two-cheek kiss. The kiss …

The Cannes Film Festival: Why All The Booing?

The prestigious Cannes Film Festival has earned a reputation for being the place where people come to boo movies. That’s not an exaggeration or a joke. Every single year there are reports of movies, actors, and directors being roundly mocked …

Leila Hatami in Trouble in Iran Over Kiss Leila Hatami in Trouble in Iran Over Kiss

Iranian actress Leila Hatami co-starred in the 2011 film, “A Separation,” which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. But now she is in the world spotlight for a very different reason. Leila Hatami was attending the Cannes Film Festival …