Naser Malek Motiee

Naser Malek Motiee, 88, once hailed as the “King of Iranian Cinema,” passed away from kidney failure on Friday. At his funeral in Tehran Friday, mourners protested the regime’s censorship of his films, lifted only after his death.

Thousands Protest Censorship of Iranian Movie Star at Funeral

Naser Malek Motiee, 88, once hailed as the “King of Iranian Cinema,” passed away from kidney failure on Friday. At his funeral in Tehran Friday, mourners protested the regime’s censorship of his films, lifted only after his death.