|Dublin festival to spotlight Iranian cinema||
Khashayar Mahmudabadi’s documentary “Haghighi”, Abbas Kiarostami’s “Taste of Cherry”, Bahram Tavakkoli’s “Here, Without Me”, Ali Rafiei’s “Mr. Yusef” and Ali Mosaffa’s “Last Step” will go on screen during the festival, which will be held from March 19 to 21.
In addition, the film of Behruz Gharibpur’s opera puppet show, “Rustam and Sohrab”, will be shown at the festival.
“The Secret of Permanency”, the first Irish-Iranian co-production directed by Mahmudabadi, will be the opening film of the festival, which will go on screen at the Light House cinema on March 19.
The documentary is about the spiritual journey of a young girl who discovers the echoes of ancient Persia through a visit to the surviving historical monuments in Esfahan, Iran.
The next edition of the festival in 2014 will screen films from the Mediterranean, Somalia, Turkey, China, India, Iran, Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the Caucasus region.
The Silk Road Film Festival was created by Irish creative producers Delwyn Mooney, Carla Mooney and Icelandic creative producer Steinar Oli Jonsson.
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