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 Leaud 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 Shi’ite Islam.


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