2 Iranian titles go to Armenia’s children filmfest.
Art and Experience: Two Iranian films, ‘Wild Jonquils’ by Rahbar Ghanbari and ‘Yeva’ by Anahid Abad, have been accepted into the competition program of 14th Rolan – International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Armenia.
Directed by Rahbar Ghanbari, ‘Wild Jonquils’ is the story of a teacher who decides to go to neighboring villages to convince all the parents to send their children to school, otherwise the school would shut down if the the required capacity is not fulfilled.
Written and directed by Iranian-Armenian Anahid Abad, ‘Yeva’ is the story of a young woman who is forced to flee Yerevan with her daughter Nareh. She would have to stand trial there because she allegedly killed her husband. Uncle Ruben and the remote village in Nagorno-Karabakh are her last chance to go into hiding. But the villagers recognize her from the days of war when she had cared for the wounded as a doctor at the front.
The 14th edition of Rolan – International Film Festival for Children and Youth will be held on 6-10 November 2018 in Yerevan, Armenia.