Fajr to review animations by Ali-Akbar Sadeqi

April 14, 2019

TEHRAN – Restored versions of six animated movies by veteran Iranian artist and animator Ali-Akbar Sadeqi will be screened during the 37th Fajr International Film Festival.

The animations will go on screen in the Preserved Classics section of the festival, the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) announced in a press release published on Sunday.

The animations all produced by the IIDYA are “Golbaran”, “Zal and Simorgh”, “Seven Cities”, “Rook”, “Malek Khorshid” and “I Am Whom”.

Sadeqi, 82, is a graduate of art from the University of Tehran. His style of painting is a kind of Iranian surrealism, based on traditional forms and composition in paintings.

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art honored Sadeqi with a retrospective of his inspiring artworks in painting, illustration, animation and sculpture last year.

In addition, five Iranian films from the 1980s have been selected to go on screen in the Preserved Classics section.

They include “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. 

The films have been restored in collaboration with the National Film Archive of Iran and the IIDCYA.

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

Photo: Iranian artist and animator Ali-Akbar Sadeqi poses with one of his paintings in an undated photo.

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