“Atlan” to compete in U.S. festival 

May 25, 2016

TEHRAN – Iranian filmmaker Moin Karimeddini’s documentary “Atlan” will be screened at the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival (MLFF), which will be held in California from May 25 to 29.

“Atlan” is about the life story of an Iranian Turkmen horse-riding instructor. 

The movie won the awards for best documentary at Cinéma Vérité, the Iranian international festival for documentaries, and at the Fajr International Film Festival.

The organizers of the MLFF also plan to screen Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Qaem-Maqami’s acclaimed documentary “Sonita” during the closing ceremony of the festival.

“Sonita” is about an Afghan refugee living in Iran who fights to keep her dream of becoming a rap star alive, while her family attempts to sell her as a bride.


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