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Kahani’s Film in Screening Wait List

Kahani’s Film in Screening Wait ListKahani’s Film in Screening Wait List

The feature film ‘We’ve Got Time’ made by Iranian filmmaker Abdolreza Kahani in France is waiting to be given screening time by the Art and Experience Cinematic Group.

The group established by Iran’s Cinema Organization, is dedicated to experimental movies. A number of cinema halls in Tehran and other cities such as Mashhad, Gorgan and Isfahan screen films in this genre.

Announcing the news, head of the group’s policy-making council Amir-Hossein Alamolhoda, said that the movie has been sent to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance but its screening permit has not been issued yet, reported.

The 2014 psychological drama is about an Iranian boy named Emad, who after several years of study in the small town of Besancon, wants to come back to Iran. However, on the verge of departure, he receives a shocking piece of news.

The narrative is structured on the gradual revelation of various circumstances relating to a single situation, in which each character reacts in a different way while attempting to hide their own secret right up until the dramatic finale. Marielle Chauvet, Ferial Fanian and Ariane Gangi are in the cast.

Kahani, 43, directed a few short and documentary films before directing his first feature film ‘Adam’ in 2007. His second feature ‘Over There’ (2008) received the top award of Thessaloniki Film Festival. His 2009 movie ‘Twenty’ won the Special Jury Prize at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic in 2009. His other movies ‘Nothing’, ‘Horse is a Noble Animal’, ‘For No Reason’ and ‘Absolute Rest’, all dealing with social issues in a humorous way, have been welcomed by Iranian filmgoers.

 Limited Screenings

‘We’ve Got Time’ will be given limited screenings and not released widely.

The Art and Experience Cinematic Group is an opportunity to show worthwhile movies chosen from non-commercial films, in order to demonstrate the brilliance of their creators. The term ‘art film’ refers to any cinematic work including short films, feature films, documentaries and animations which do not belong to the mainstream cinema yet still their forms and contents can impress specific viewers’ aesthetic-tastes and emotions. Furthermore, the term ‘experimental film’ refers to movies which present new methods of expression and cinematic narratives, unlike commercial and mainstream movies.

Currently, only 11 cinemas screen movies of this group across Iran, yet it has found its own special audiences and a couple of films displayed in the past two years have had high sales despite the low number of halls showing them.

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