Fajr to review international films for Special Screenings

April 9, 2019

TEHRAN – A lineup of ten movies from international filmmakers will go on screen in the Special Screenings – Best of Countries section of the 37th Fajr International Film Festival, the organizers announced on Tuesday. 

“Woman at War” by Benedikt Erlingsson from Iceland about a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry is a highlight of the lineup.

“Cake” by Asim Abbasi from Pakistan about a woman who takes care of her aging parents and their land is also among the films.

Danish director Gustav Moller’s thriller “The Guilty” about a police officer who tries to save a kidnapped woman will also be screened.

The section will also review Cambodian-born, France-based filmmaker Rithy Panh’s documentary on the Cambodian genocide “Graves without a Name”. 

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

Photo: This combination photo shows posters for three films selected for Special Screenings – Best of Countries section at the 37th Fajr International Film Festival. (FIFF)

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