Iranian documentary “Beloved” to compete in Berlinale

January 18, 2019

TEHRAN – “Beloved” (“Delband”), a documentary by Yaser Talebi has been selected to go on screen in the Culinary Cinema section of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival – Berlinale, the organizers have announced.

“Beloved” is about Firuzeh, an 82-year-old female cowherd in northern Iran who prefers a hard, solitary herder’s existence with her cows to a more comfortable life among people.

The documentary will have its German premiere at the 13th Culinary Cinema held under the motto “A Taste for Balance” from February 10 to 15. 

Ten documentaries and two fiction films focusing on the relationship between food, culture and politics will be presented in this section this year.

“Sembradoras de vida” by Alvaro Sarmiento and Diego Sarmiento from Peru, “When Tomatoes Met Wagner” by Marianna Economou from Greece and “A God in Each Lentil” by Miguel Ángel Jiménez from Spain are among films competing in this section.

Also included are American documentaries “The Biggest Little Farm” by John Chester and “Chef’s Table - Asma Khan” by Zia Mandviwalla.

In addition, Iranian director Farhad Delaram’s short film “Tattoo” has been selected for the Generation 14plus section of Berlinale.

The 69th Berlin International Film Festival is scheduled to take place from February 7 to 17.

Photo: A scene from “Beloved” (Beloved), a documentary by Yaser Talebi.

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