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Cinema of Iran

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The cinema of Iran (Persian: سینمای ایران), or of Persia, refers to the film industries in Iran and their productions. Iranian art films have garnered international fame and enjoy a global following.[4] Iranian films are usually written and spoken in the Persian language.[5]

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Cinema of Iran
No. of screens596 (2018)[1]
  Per capita0.7 per 100,000 (2018)
Produced feature films (2017)[2]
Number of admissions (2018)[3]
National films28,514,921
Gross box office (2018)[3]
Total$23.8 million

Iran has been lauded as one of the best exporters of cinema in the 1990s.[6] Some critics now rank Iran as the world's most important national cinema, artistically, with a significance that invites comparison to Italian neorealism and similar movements in past decades.[4] A range of international film festivals have honoured Iranian cinema in the last twenty years. Many film critics from around the world have praised Iranian cinema as one of the world's most important artistic cinemas.[7]