Tokyo to host Iranian film festival

August 1, 2018

TEHRAN – The Japanese capital of Tokyo will playing host to a festival of Iranian films from August 7 to 9.

The festival will be organized to celebrate 90 years of diplomatic relations between Iran and Japan, Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) announced on Wednesday.

“Season of Narges” by Negar Azarbaijani, “Mobarak” by Mohammadreza Najafi, “Coquetry” by Jalal Dehqani, “Bodyguard” by Ebrahim Hatamikia, “Where Are My Shoes?” by Kiumars Purahmad and “Mermaid” by Masud Aqababaian are among the films selected to screen at the event.

The festival will also screen Masud Taheri’s latest documentary “The Eastern” about Japanese expert on religions Toshihiko Izutsu.

ICRO will organize the festival in collaboration with the municipality of Minato, a special ward in Tokyo.  

Cultural relations between Iran and Japan have always been good. 

In January 2107, Japan organized a cultural festival In Tehran. A similar festival was also held in Tehran and the central Iranian city of Kashan in December 2017.

Photo: A poster for an Iranian film festival, which will be organized in Tokyo from August 7 to 9

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