Edinburgh Iranian Festival unveils film lineup

February 26, 2019

TEHRAN – The Edinburgh Iranian Festival has announced a film lineup for its new edition, which is scheduled to take place in the Scottish capital from March 1 to 7. 

“Tale of the Sea” by Bahman Farmanara, “African Violets” by Mona Zandi-Haqiqi, “Bomb, a Love Story” by Payman Maadi, “Leaf of Life” by Ebrahim Mokhtari, “Sunset Truck” by Abolfazl Saffari and “Hendi and Hormoz” by Abbas Amini are among the films.
 
The lineup also includes Ebrahim Golestan’s 1964 film “The Brick and the Mirror” and Mehdi Ganji’s documentary “I Want to Be a King”. 

A collection of seven Iranian short films, including “Without Morning” by Mohammad Baghi, “Private Chicken” by Roya Attarzadeh and “Trump Card” by Mohammadreza Aminabadi”, will also go on screen.

Prominent Iranian actress Fatemeh Motamed-Arya and film distributor Nasrin Mirshab will attend a session at the festival to discuss obstacles in the way of companies distributing Iranian films in the world.

The festival also plans to pay tribute to the world-renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami by screening his film “24 Frames”. His son, Ahmad, will attend a review session for the movie.  

Moreover, Lian, a band from the southern Iranian city of Bushehr, is also scheduled to give a performance during the festival. 

The Edinburgh Iranian Festival aims to increase understanding of Iranian culture, history and people by organizing various sections including film screenings, music performances, fashion shows and cookery classes. 

Photo: Fatemeh Motamed-Arya acts in a scene from “African Violets” by Mona Zandi-Haqiqi.

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