India’s Bengaluru festival picks films from Iran 

February 18, 2019

TEHRAN – A selection of 16 Iranian movies will be screened in two different sections of the Bengaluru International Film Festival running in the Indian city from February 21 to 28. 

A collection of six films have been selected to go on screen in the Country Focus section and 10 will be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section, the organizers have announced.

The Iranian lineup for Country Focus includes “Kejal” by Nima Yar, “Sara and Aida” by Maziar Miri, “Tale of the Sea” by Bahman Farmanara, “Villa Dwellers” by Monir Qeidi, “Wild Jonquils” by Rahbar Qanbari and “Yellow” by Mostafa Taqizadeh.

“Bomb, a Love Story” by Payman Maadi, “Ava” by Sadaf Foroughi, “3 Faces” by Jafar Panahi, “Cold Sweat” by Soheil Beiraqi, “Dressage” by Puya Badkubeh, “Hat Trick” by Ramtin Lavafipur and “Hot Scent” by Ali Ebrahimi are among the movies for the Contemporary World Cinema section.

Also included are “Orange Days” by Arash Lahuti, “Sheeple” by Hooman Seyyedi and “The Dark Room” by Ruhollah Hejazi.

Other movies are coming from Argentina, Singapore, Bulgaria, Romania, Sweden, Mexico, South Korea and several others.

Photo: Ali Nasirian (L) and Bahman Farmanara act in a scene from “Tale of the Sea”. 

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