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‘Today’ at Tbilisi Int’l Film Fest

‘Today’ at Tbilisi Int’l Film Fest‘Today’ at Tbilisi Int’l Film Fest

Iranian filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi will be among the jurors of the 15th Tbilisi International Film Festival (TIFF), to be held in Georgia from December 1 to 7.

Two films from Iran will be shown in the festival as well. Mirkarimi’s ‘Today’ and Reza Dormishian’s ‘I’m not Angry’ will go on screen at the event, ISNA reported.

The International Competition is the most important section of the festival and Mirkarimi has been selected as one of the jury members for this section. His latest movie ‘Today’ will also have a special screening in the program.

Having participated in several foreign festivals, ‘Today’ is Iran’s official nominee at 2015 Oscar Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film. The picture is the story of a Tehran taxi driver who becomes the protagonist of a pregnant woman after he rushes her to hospital.

 Important Event

Dormishian’s production “I’m Not Angry’ to be screened in the Horizons section, had its world premiere at 2014 Berlinale’s Panorama section. The story centers on Navid, a young boy, who tries not to get angry while confronting social aberrations.

An annual festival, TIFF is regarded as one of the most important cultural events in Georgia. In its 15-year history, the festival has hosted more than 700 film directors, producers, actors, film experts and documentary filmmakers.

Traditionally the festival will sum up the year of art house cinema and will offer numerous interesting events to the audience apart from presenting the finest works of the year. Meetings with famous filmmakers and industry professionals, workshops and conferences will be held alongside the screenings during the week-long festival, the official TIFF website said.

Mirkarimi will also hold sessions in the workshops, where some renowned film professionals including British director Peter Webber will be present.