Zarif impressed with “At Damascus Time”

February 9, 2018

TEHRAN – Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif has called Ebrahim Hatamikia’s Daesh drama “At Damascus Time” peerless.

In a post published on his Instagram on Thursday, Zarif said, “On Thursday, I along with my wife and a number of my assistants were the guests of Mr. Ebrahim Hatamikia and his friends at the Owj Arts and Media Organization and watched the new masterwork by the outstanding filmmaker of our country.”

“It was really unmatched,” he exclaimed.

“At Damascus Time” recounts the story of an Iranian pilot and his copilot son who are seized by Daesh forces in Syria when they are in the country to deliver a cargo of humanitarian relief supplies to people in a war-torn region.

The movie is competing at the 36th Fajr Film Festival, which is currently underway in Tehran.

The organizers also published a video depicting Zarif as very emotional while he is talking about the movie.

“The film is about the valor of the heroes who fought for all of us,” he said and added, “This film is a perfect image of men and women who strived to remove this disaster [Daesh] that struck the region.”      

Photo: Director Ebrahim Hatamikia (L), Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif and his wife pose after watching “At Damascus Time” at the Owj Arts and Media Organization in Tehran on February 8, 2018.

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