Art And Culture

Niavaran to Screen Winning Animations

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The cinematheque of Niavaran Cultural Center in Tehran will screen a selection of award winning Iranian animations on Saturday, July 15.

Starting at 8 pm, the public screening event will be attended by the makers of the featured animations, Borna News Agency reported.

‘Dash Akol,’ directed by Hajar Mehrani, based on a short story with the same name written by renowned Iranian writer Sadeq Hedayat (1903-1951) is among the animations to be screened at the three-hour event.

‘The Role of Each Fret,’ directed by Maryam Farahzadi, rendered in the style of Persian miniature, is another featured work. It was the winner of the First Prize at 2015 Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival, Los Angeles, and also 2016 Noor Iranian Film Festival, Florida. The nine-minute animation is a story of a couple in love.

Farahzadi has another short animation at the event, ‘Blue.’ It is her second successful project produced in 2017 which has so far been selected at over seven international festivals. The film tells about the struggles it takes to be different.

There is a co-directed animation among the works. ‘Junk Girl’ is a joint project directed by Mohammad Zare and Shalaleh Kheiri. A 2014 film created in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan Province, it is an adaptation of namesake poem from American film director Tim Burton’s book ‘The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories.’

‘The Little Boy,’ a 2015 animated film written and directed by Mona Abdollah Shahi is also among the works. In the film, people are leaving the town, following a military order; but a little boy wants to stay and complete his own mission.

‘Mr. O,’ directed by Golnaz Goudarzi and ‘Icky’ by Parastou Cardgar are also included in the screening event.

Niavaran Cultural Center is located at the northern end of Pasdaran Street, across Niavaran Park.


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