Images from Iran

When it comes to non-commercial realistic cinema,the world applauds stories coming out of Iran.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: October 3, 2013 5:16:41 am

When it comes to non-commercial realistic cinema,the world applauds stories coming out of Iran. Bringing the same magic alive is Iranian Film Festival,which will be held in the city from October 4 to 6,at Tagore Theatre. Organised by Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi and Chandigarh Film Society,the festival will showcase the best from Iran. Directed by Dariush Mehrjui,Beloved Sky (Aseman-e-Mahboub) was the winner of Best Director award at the 2011 Fajr Film Festival,and weaves the story of a suicidal doctor doomed by a brain tumor and how a village sojourn changes his destiny. There’s also Majid Majidi’s American Award nominated The Color of Paradise,which brings together the story of a father and his blind son. Another award-winning film,Here Without Me,is a contemporary Iranian adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Glass Menagerie,about a single mother working hard to find a match for her shy and lame-legged daughter. The films will be screened 6pm onwards.

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