AP— Iranian media say American movie director Oliver Stone is in Tehran to attend an international film festival.
Monday’s report by the semi-official Tasnim news agency says Stone briefly visited the historical city of Isfahan the previous day.
According to the report, Stone will host a workshop for filmmakers during the Fajr Film Festival and hold a news conference on Wednesday. French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud and Italian Giovanni Spagnoletti are also attending.
This is the Hollywood director’s first visit to Iran.
In 2007, Iran’s then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected a proposal by Stone to make a film about him. Ahmadinejad said at the time that Stone is part the “Great Satan” cultural establishment, a reference to the United States.
In 2012, Stone’s son Sean Stone visited Iran and converted to Shia Islam.