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Iran: Lifting the veil on Tehran's cultural life

Long considered the country of ayatollahs and suspected nuclear weapons, Iran is now moving towards reengaging with the West after years of sanctions.

In the first of a two-part series, FRANCE 24's culture show Encore! visits the country's capital, Tehran, to find out what it means for the world of culture.

From rocker King Raam to director Ali Raffi, Iranian artists tell us about their country – minus the clichés – and discuss the continuing censorship of their work. 

Click here to watch part two of our special series on Iran.

By Eve JACKSON , Renaud LEFORT

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2018-05-23 culture

Film show: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', 'Angel Face' and 'Peeping Tom'

The Star Wars franchise returns to its origins with a look back at how Han Solo became the Millennium Falcon’s pilot and how he joined forces with his Wookiee buddie, Chewbacca....

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2018-05-22 jazz

Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

From Mardi Gras and marching bands, to second line parades and the historic Faubourg Treme, the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans provided the inspiration for Hugh Coltman’s...

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2018-05-21 culture

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

American superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee has performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages. Next month he’s back at the Opéra de Paris, playing the role of Ernesto...

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2018-05-20 Cannes Film Festival 2018

The Best of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Eve Jackson presents all of the highlights from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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2018-05-19 Cannes Film Festival 2018

Cannes 2018: and the Palme d'Or goes to....

Film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson react to the winners of this year’s Cannes Film Festival competition, starting with Palme d’or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda.

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