London Iranian Film Festival unveils official lineup

October 22, 2019

TEHRAN – Eleven films will be competing in the 10th London Iranian Film Festival as the organizers have announced the official lineup.

“Rona, Azim’s Mother”, an acclaimed movie by Tehran-based Afghan director Jamshid Mahmudi, is among the films selected to screen at the festival, which will open on Friday.
 
The lineup also includes “A Man Without Shadow” by Homayun Asadian and “Weightlessness” by Mehdi Fardqaderi.

The six-day festival plans to organize the Middle East Guest Programme in which movies by filmmakers from the region will be reviewed.

“In the Last Days of the City” by Egyptian director Tamer El Said is one of the films, which will be screened during this program.

The film is about a documentary filmmaker in Cairo who has difficulty finishing his film, so his friends send him footage from the cities they live in: Baghdad, Beirut and Berlin.

“Zagros”, a co-production between Iraq and Belgium by Sahim Omar Kalifa, and “Turkish Ice-Cream” by Turkish filmmaker Can Ulkay will also go on screen in this section.

During the event, the organizers also plan to hold a session on October 27 to discuss Iranian cinema.   

“The purpose of the discussion is to bring further awareness to the Iranian film industry and learn more about how it has gained great cultural significance in Iran,” the organizers said in a statement for the meeting.

Photo: A poster for the 10th London Iranian Film Festival, which will be held from October 25 to 30. 

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