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Poles Enjoy Persian Movies

Poles Enjoy Persian MoviesPoles Enjoy Persian Movies

The fourth Iranian Film Week in Poland was inaugurated on November 26 in Cinema Praha, Warsaw.

Following the previous film weeks which were warmly welcomed by the Polish audience, and “to promote cultural and cinematic relations of the two countries,” the fourth film week is underway in the Polish capital, IRNA reported.

Five Iranian movies are to be screened including Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’, ‘I Am His Wife’ by Mostafa Shayesteh, ‘Here Without Me’ by Bahram Tavakoli, ‘Agha Yousef’ by Ali Rafii, and Reza Mir-Karimi’s ‘So Far, So Close’.

‘A Separation’ and ‘So Close, So Far’ are more prominent. While Farhadi’s 2011 drama has gone all across the globe, participating in various festivals and winning several awards, ‘So Close, So Far’ has not been so popular with the foreign audience and has just won some local awards; however, the significance about the 2005 drama is not the film itself, but its director Mir-Karimi whose latest film ‘Today’ is Iran’s official nominee at the 2015 Oscars.

Given the vast advertising, it is expected that Cinema Praha, one of the biggest cinema theaters in Poland, will get packed with filmgoers during the week as ticket sales are high. The audiences for Persian films are not only art and culture enthusiasts but a lot of ordinary people as well.

The event is organized by the Visual Media Institute and in cooperation with the Embassy of Iran in Poland.