Fajr Intl. Film Festival unveils official lineup

April 15, 2019

TEHRAN – Fifteen feature films will be competing in Cinema Salvation, the official competition of the 37th Fajr International Film Festival, the organizers announced on Monday.

“Sweet Agony 2” by Alireza Davudnejad, “Dance with Me!” by Sorush Sehat and “The Charcoal” by Esmaeil Monsef, all from Iran, will be competing in this section. 

“A Russian Youth” by Alexander Zolotukhin from Russia, “Before the Frost” by Michael Noer from Denmark, “Joel” by Carlos Sorin from Argentina, “Spring Sparrow” by Jingxiang Li from China and “Erased”, a co-production from Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia by Slovenian director Miha Mazzini are also among the films. 

“Bille”, a co-production from Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic by Latvian director Inara Kolmane, “Wackersdorf” by Oliver Haffner from Germany and “Werewolf”, a co-production between Poland and Germany by Polish director Adrian Panek will also go on screen in this section.

The lineup also includes “Irina” by Nadejda Koseva from Bulgaria, “Widow of Silence” by Praveen Morchhale from India, “A Shelter among the Clouds” by Robert Budina from Albania and “Belonging”, a co-production from Turkey, Canada and France by Turkish director Burak Cevik.

In addition, Cinema Salvation will also screen 15 shorts films, including “Disrupted” by Sun-yong Bak from South Korea, “Excess Will Save Us” by Morgane Dziurla-Petit from Sweden, “Good Intentions” by Anna Mantzaris from England, “Hurlevent” by Frederic Doazan from France and “The World Cup in a Square” by Vito Palmieri from Italy.

“Delirium” co-directed by Vahid and Navid Hosseini-Nami, “Each Other” by Sara Tabibzadeh and “Pause” by Pegah Ansari, all from Iran, will also compete in this section.

The 37th Fajr International Film Festival will open in Tehran on Thursday and will continue until April 26.

Photo: This combination photo shows posters for the films selected for Cinema Salvation at the 37th Fajr International Film Festival. (FIFF)

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