Busan festival to turn spotlight on Iranian women filmmakers

April 7, 2019

TEHRAN – The 36th edition of the Busan International Short Film Festival will put its spotlight on movies from a number of Iranian female filmmakers in a section entitled “Hub of Asia: Iranian Women Directors”.

A lineup of eight films, including “Horn” by Ghasideh Golmakani, “Leftover” by Yasaman Hassani and “It Was My City” by Tina Pakravan, will go on screen in this section.

“Personal” by Sonia Haddad, “Absent Wound” by Maryam Tafakori, “Breath” by Mona Moradi, “The Derive” by Tanin Torabi and “Lady with Flower-hair” by Sara Tabibzadeh are also among the films. 

In addition, the festival will screen Iranian shorts “Hanged” by Roqayeh Tavakkoli and “Breathing” by Farshid Ayubinejad in its official competition. 

“Are You Volleyball?” by Iranian director Mohammad Bakhshi will also compete in the Short for Family section. 

The Busan International Short Film Festival will be held in the Korean city from April 24 to 29.

Photo: A scene from “Lady with Flower-hair” by Sara Tabibzadeh.

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