Art And Culture

Three Iranian Films in US Festival

Three Iranian Films in US FestivalThree Iranian Films in US Festival

Three films from Iran will take part in the 15th Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) in Tiburon, California, April 8-15.

Dramas ‘Oblivion Season’ by Abbas Rafei and ‘The Buffalo’ by Kaveh Sajjadi-Hoseini as well as the documentary ‘Atlan’ by Moeen Karimoddini are the Iranian movies to be screened in the US event, Mehr News Agency reported.

Rafei’s award winning movie is about a woman with a troubled past who wants to start a new life but her dark past will not leave her alone.

Sareh Bayat, Amin Zendegani, Houman Kiaei and Shahin Taslimi are in the cast.

‘The Buffalo’ narrates the story of a couple who plan to leave Iran after committing a theft. They go to the northern port city of Anzali to meet a man who is to smuggle them across the border. However, the meeting does not go off well.

Parviz Parastooei, Soheila Golestani, Hooman Seyedi, Pantea Panahiha play in the film.

The documentary ‘Atlan’ depicts the life of Ali, a Turkman horse trainer, who plans to use the money awarded to his horses to pay for his wedding.

In Turkmen Sahara, a region in northeastern Iran, the horse is the most important element in the life of the people. Atlan means “mount a horse and depart” in Turkmen language.

The movie shows a typical Turkman’s life and his dependence on horse racing.

TIFF is an annual event, which seeks to provide a greater understanding of the world and its many cultures through top quality films from around the world.

TIFF seeks to enhance tolerance between people of all backgrounds.

Its goal is one of cultural enrichment and heightened cultural awareness, and to create a platform for independent filmmakers from any nation to express their talent and vision.