Art and Experience: Two-time Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi will preside over the jury of the official competition at the 15th Yerevan Golden Apricot International Film Festival, which will be held in the Armenian capital during July, the organizers have announced.

British cinematographer Larry Smith, German film expert Beki Probst who is the president of the European Film Market, Russian filmmaker Boris Khlebnikov and French photographer Valerie Massadian are members of the jury.

Farhadi’s latest movie “Everybody Knows” starring Penelope Cruse and Javier Bardem will be screened in the Non-Competition section of the festival, which will open with the screening of “The House by the Sea” (“La villa”) by French-Armenian filmmaker Robert Guédiguian on July 8.

Eight films, including “Nervous Translation” by Shireen Seno from the Philippines, “In the Aisles” by Thomas Stuber from Germany, “Omnipresent” by Ilian Djevelekov from Bulgaria, “Anna’s War” by Aleksey Fedorchenko from Russia, “Tigre” by Ulises Porra Guardiola and Silvina Schnicer from Argentina and “Butterflies” by Tolga Karaçelik from Turkey, will compete in the official section.

Director Abolfazl Saffari’s “Sunset Truck”, a co-production between Iran and Germany, and director Anahid Abad’s “Yeva”, a co-production between Armenia and Iran, will be screened in the Armenian Panorama section.

The festival will come to an end by honoring winners during a special ceremony on July 15.

Source: Tehran Times