Art And Culture

14 Iran Films in 2 Festivals

14 Iran Films in 2 Festivals14 Iran Films in 2 Festivals

Fourteen Iranian movies are participating in two film festivals currently underway in India and Morocco.

The 8th Bengaluru International Film Festival started on January 28 in the Indian state of Karnataka and is hosting 12 feature films from Iran in different sections, Mehr News Agency reported.

Two Iranian productions are participating in the Asian Competition Section: ‘3 Fish’ directed by Hamidreza Qorbani and ‘Shoes’ by Morteza Asemani. In the Cinema of the World Section, ‘A Tale of Love’ by Ahmad Ramezanzadeh and ‘Mazar-e-Sharif’ by Hassan Barzideh are the entries.

The four movies have been to several foreign festivals and won many awards.

The festival has also dedicated a separate section to some of the recent successful Iranian productions. In the Country Focus Section, eight movies represent Iranian modern cinema including ‘Dowry’s Sugar Bowl’ by Ali Mollaqolipur, ‘Ice Era’ by Mostafa Kiaei, ‘My Mother’s Blue Sky’ by Ali Qavitan, ‘Nahid’ by Ida Panahandeh, ‘The Long Farewell’ by Farzad Motamen, ‘The Man Who Became a Horse’ by Amir-Hossein Saqafi, ‘Wednesday, May 9’ by Vahid Jalilvand and ‘Yahya Didn’t Keep Quiet’ by Kaveh Ebrahimpur.

The festival will run through February 5 in Bangalore, an important center of international film culture in India.

Moroccan Event

The 21st International Auteur Cinema Festival in Morocco, underway in the capital Rabat, is also hosting two romantic dramas from Iran.

‘A Few Cubic Meters of Love’, directed by Jamshid Mahmoudi and ‘What is the Time in Your World’ by Safi Yazdanian are the two films competing for awards in the main competition section.

The event opened on January 29 and wraps up on February 5.