Fajr film festival to spotlight comedy cinema

April 12, 2019 - 18:27

TEHRAN – A lineup of seven comedy movies from world cinema will go on screen in the Focus on Contemporary Comedies section of the 37th Fajr International Film Festival, the organizers announced on Thursday.

“I’m Back” by Luca Miniero from Italy, about the fascist dictator of Italy, Benito Mussolini, who comes back to life and is mistaken for an impersonator, is among the films.

Other movies are “Don’t Cry for Me England” by Néstor Montalbano from Argentina, which is about the British invasion of Buenos Aires in 1806, and “Bécassine” by Bruno Podalydès from France, which is about a strong bond between a nanny and an adopted child. 

The lineup also includes “The Man Who Bought the Moon”, a co-production between Italy, Albania and Argentina by Italian director Paolo Zucca about an unidentified man living in Sardinia, who is the real owner of the moon.

The festival will also screen “Smuggling Hendrix” by Marios Piperides from Cyprus, “Lajko: Gypsy in Space” by Balázs Lengyel from Hungary and “How about Adolf?” by Sönke Wortmann from Germany.

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

Photo: This combination photo shows posters for four films selected for the Focus on Contemporary Comedies section at the 37th Fajr International Film Festival. (FIFF)


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