Russian films line up for Fajr Classics Preserved

March 12, 2019

TEHRAN – A lineup of restored versions of seven films from Russian cinema will be screened in the Preserved Classics section of the 37th Fajr International Film Festival, the organizers announced on Tuesday.

“At Home among Strangers, a Stranger among His Own” (1974) by Nikita Mikhalkov, “Office Romance” (1977) by Eldar Ryazanov, “Uncle Vanya” (1970) by Andrei Konchalovsky and “Stalker” (1979) by Andrei Tarkovsky are among the films. 

The lineup also includes “Walking the Streets of Moscow” (1964) by Georgiy Daneliya and “The Rider Named Death” (2004) by Karen Shakhnazarov.

In addition “Dersu Uzala” (1975), a Soviet-Japanese co-production by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. 

The films have been restored by Mosfilm, one of the largest and oldest film studios in the Russian Federation and in Europe.

Restored versions of five Iranian films from the 1980s will also go on screen in this section. 

“The Runner” (1984) by Amir Naderi, “Talisman” (1986) by Dariush Farhang, “Cold Roads” (1986) by Masud Jafari-Jozani, “The Scout” (1988) by Ebrahim Hatamikia and “The Last Act” (1989) by Varuj Karim-Masihi are among the films.

The 37th Fajr International Film Festival will be held in Tehran from April 18 to 26.

Photo: A scene from “Stalker” by Andrei Tarkovsky.

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