|Iranian studio to commemorate filmmaker Samuel Khachikian||
TEHRAN – Moj-e No Pegah, an Iranian film studio, will commemorate the late Christian Iranian filmmaker Samuel Khachikian during a program, which will be held at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) on October 26.
Khachikian (1923-2001) was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, author and film editor. He was one of the most influential figures in Iran’s movie industry. Due to his techniques in suspense thrillers, he was nicknamed Iran’s Hitchcock.
Six films directed by Khachikian have been selected to go on screen in the TMCA cinematheque, TMCA reported on Tuesday.
Review sessions have also been arranged after the film screenings, during which a number of veteran cineastes and film critics and writers are expected to discuss films by Khachikian.
“A Girl From Shiraz” (1954), “Intersection of Events” (1954), “Storm in Our City” (1957), “Midnight Cry” (1960), “One Step Until Death” (1960), “Fear” (1961), “Stroke” (1963), “Farewell Tehran” (1966), “Eagles” (1985) and “Bluff” (1993) are among Khachikian’s outstanding works.
The program will be running until October 31.
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