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“Tales” to vie for Golden Lion at Venice filmfest
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Golab Adineh (L) and Mehdi Hashemi act in a scene from “Tales”.
Golab Adineh (L) and Mehdi Hashemi act in a scene from “Tales”.
TEHRAN – Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s drama “Tales” will compete for a Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.
The film is composed of seven short episodes, in which Bani-Etemad reveals the fate of some of the main characters in her previous films like “The Blue-Veiled”, “Under the Skin of the City” and “Mainline”.
In addition, Iranian director Nima Javidi’s debut “Melbourne” will be the opening film of the festival’s 29th Critics’ Week. 
“99 Homes” by the U.S.-based Iranian director Ramin Bahrani will also be screened at the festival, which will be held from August 27 to September 6.
The festival will open on August 27 with the premiere of Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu’s “Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”. 
Hong Kong filmmaker Ann Hui’s “The Golden Era” on Japanese imperialism in China will be shown on the closing day of the event on September 6.

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