Danish film festival to open in Tehran on Wednesday 

April 29, 2019 - 18:45

TEHRAN – A Danish film festival will open at the Film Museum of Iran in Tehran on Wednesday.

The festival, which is scheduled to run for four days, will also be organized in the four other Iranian cities of Kashan, Isfahan, Shiraz and Yazd at the same time, the Iranian Youth Cinema Society, the organizer of the program, announced on Sunday.

The festival will be held in collaboration with the Embassy of Denmark in Tehran.

Lotte Svendsen, commissioner for children’s films at the Danish Film Institute, is scheduled to deliver a short speech about the Danish film industry during the opening ceremony of the festival, which will be attended by Danish Ambassador Danny Annan.

The lecture will be followed by screening director Jesper Westerlin Nielsen’s 2016 drama “The Day Will Come”.

Short films “10 Minutes of My Life” by Denmark-based Iranian filmmaker Reza Rezazadeh, “Exit” by Michael Gug Kongshaug and “Whale Valley” by Guomundur Arnar Guomundsson, and the documentary film “The President from the North” by Lars Feldballe-Petersen will be screened in the opening day.

The festival will go on with screening a lineup of six other films, including the documentaries “Big Time” by Kaspar Astrup Schröder and “The Great Game” by Andreas Dalsgaard.

The lineup also includes the animated movie “Circleen, Coco and the Wild Rhinoceros” by Jannik Hastrup and the feature-length films “I Am William” by Jonas Elmer, “Land of Mine” Martin Pieter Zandvliet and “The Shamer’s Daughter” by Kenneth Kainz.

Photo: Martin Pieter Zandvliet’s acclaimed war drama “Land of Mine” will be screened during a Danish film festival in Iran.


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