Art and Experience: A lineup of Iranian films is scheduled to go on screen at the various sections of the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival, which opened in the Chinese metropolis on Saturday.
Iranian director Mostafa Taqizadeh’s debut film “Yellow” is competing with 13 other films for the Golden Goblet Award in the official section of the festival, which will run until June 26.
“Dogs and Fools” by Ali-Mohammad Qasemi is contending for the Asian New Talent Award in the categories of best film, best screenwriter and best actress.
Panorama, a non-competitive section of the festival, screens “Malaria” by Parviz Shahbazi, “Daughter” by Reza Mirkarimi, “Being Born” by Mohsen Abdolvahab, “Duet” by Navid Danesh, “Inadaptable” by Ebrahim Ebrahimian, “Simulation” by Abed Abest and “Parting”, a joint production of Iran and Afghanistan by Navid Mahmudi.
The festival also plans to pay tribute to Abbas Kiarostami by screening some of his films including “Close-Up”, “The Wind Will Carry Us”, “Taste of Cherry”, “Where Is the Friend’s Home”, “Certified Copy” and “Through the Olive Trees”.
“76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami”, a montage film made by Kiarostami’s close friend Seifollah Samadian and Kiarostami’s “Take Me Home” is scheduled to go on screen in this section.