Actress Taraneh Alidoosti to hold masterclass at Tokyo filmfset 

September 25, 2018

TEHRAN – Taraneh Alidoosti, the star of Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning movie “The Salesman”, will hold a masterclass during the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).

A number of celebrated filmmakers of the world such as “Star Wars” producer Bryan Burk and Japanese actress Kaho Minami will also hold masterclasses at the event that will take place in the Japanese capital from October 25 to November 3, the Hollywood Reporter has announced. 

Iranian filmmaker Soheil Beiraqi’s debut film “Cold Sweat” is scheduled to screen in the Asian Future section of the festival this year.

The film tells the story of Iran’s national women’s futsal team that makes the Asian Games final in Malaysia. But at the airport on departure day, the team captain finds her husband hasn’t signed the document to permit her to exit from the country.

The festival features 10 world premieres in its two main competition sections.

Filipino auteur Brilliante Mendoza will head the jury joined by Stanley Kwan from Hong Kong and Bryan Burk.

Alidoosti visited Tokyo in June 2017 and attended a retrospective of her films that was organized by the NHK.

“I’m Taraneh, 15”, her debut film directed by Rasul Sadr-Ameli in 2002, and “Modest Reception”, the 2012 tragicomedy by Mani Haqiqi were discussed during the retrospective. 

In addition, “About Elly” and “The Salesman”, both directed by Asghar Farhadi, were also screened. She also appeared on talk shows, describing her views on different issues concerning cinema.

Photo: Actress Taraneh Alidoosti in an undated photo. 

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