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Eight Movies at Italian Religious Filmfest.

Eight Movies at Italian Religious Filmfest.Eight Movies at Italian Religious Filmfest.

Eight movies from Iran, five shorts, two features and one documentary, will vie at Religion Today Film Festival in Italy.

Since 1997 Religion Today has been the foremost international and itinerant film festival dedicated to cinema and religions for a culture of peace and dialogue between faiths, cultures, peoples and individuals.

‘Right to Silence’ by Hadi Na’eiji and ‘Romantic Nostalgia’ by Reza Azamian are the two feature films taking part in the event, Mehr News Agency reported.

Amir Sarrafha’s ‘On the Path’,  ‘Namo’ by Salah Salehi, ‘Prohibition’ by Saeed Nejati, ‘The Belief’ by Amir Vahedi and ‘The Chalk Circle’ by Bahar Kiamoghaddam, Soheyl Seraji and Amin Javadi are the short films.

The only documentary representing Iran at the 18th edition of the festival is ‘Fat, Bald, With Mustache’ by Mohsen Najafi- Mehri.

The festival aims to promote mutual understanding between individuals, peoples, faiths and cultures. Educational workshops on religious cinema will also be held on the sidelines of the event.

In 2011, ‘Gold and Copper’ by Homayoun Asadian won the top award of the 14th edition of the festival.

A total of 53 films from 27 countries, selected out of 250 submitted works, all on the themes of faith and doubt, will be screened during the event held in seven Italian cities, October 9-19.