Movies from Iran to compete in Greece Olympia festival

November 28, 2018 - 19:8

TEHRAN – Two films from Iranian directors will compete in the various sections of the Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, which will be held in Athens, Greece from December 1 to 8.

“The Skier” by Fereidun Najafi will go on screen in the official competition while “Butterfly” by Maryam Khalilzadeh will compete in the short animated film section.

“The Skier” tells the story of a boy from Kuhrang who faces problems on his way to take a little ibex to a tribal ritual in a snowy, remote region in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province.

“Butterfly” is a love story about a man who tries to transform 1001 girls to butterflies with his magical musical instrument.

Photo: A scene from Iranian director Fereidun Najafi’s “The Skier”.


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