Art And Culture

Persian Film in Two Int’l Festivals

Persian Film in Two Int’l FestivalsPersian Film in Two Int’l Festivals

Having attended local and international film festivals of Fajr in Iran, Busan in South Korea, Chicago in the US, and Goa in India, ‘A Few Cubic Meters of Love’ is on the screens at two foreign film festivals simultaneously.

Directed by Iranian filmmaker Jamshid Mahmoudi, the movie participated in the 63rd edition of Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival (IFFMH), held in Germany, ISNA reported.

All together, the festival screened 39 films in three categories of International Competition, International Discoveries, and Special Screening. The Iranian movie was shown in the International Discovery section along with 10 other works from across the globe.

IFFMH is an annual event held jointly by the cities of Mannheim and Heidelberg in Baden-Wurttemberg state of Germany. The festival presents art house films of international newcomer directors. Established in 1952, it is the second oldest film festival in Germany (Berlin being the oldest).

Starting on November 6, this year’s round of the festival wrapped up its work Sunday night.

Moreover, concurrent with the German occasion, ‘A Few Cubic Meters of Love’ is also present at the 18th Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia.

 Unique Event

Launched in 1997, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (POFF) is a unique event combining a feature film festival with the sub-festivals of animated films, student films and children/youth films. The festival aims to present Estonian audiences a comprehensive selection of world cinema in all its diversity, providing a friendly atmosphere for interaction between the audience and global filmmakers.

Inaugurated on November 14, POFF will continue till the end of the month.

A joint production of Iran and Afghanistan, the film was chosen by Afghanistan as its submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Oscar Academy Awards.

The story takes place in dusty shacks and seemingly forgotten, rusted containers on the outskirts of Tehran. In the midst of this grotesque landscape of hardship, a love story begins to unfold between the young Iranian foreman and Marona, the daughter of Abdolsalam, a highly respected Afghan worker. Secretly, but with honor and dignity, both meet in a dusty container. Everything changes when Saber openly asks for Marona’s hand in marriage.