Art and Experience: Director Ebrahim Hatamikia prevented a screening of his latest film “At Damascus Time” at a theater in Mashhad on Friday after seeing a number people furtively recording his movie on their mobile phones.

He attended the screening arranged for the 36th Fajr Film Festival at Mashhad’s Atlas Cineplex, but stepped on the stage, asking the organizers to stop screening.

He also asked the organizers to have stricter control over the theaters premiering movies from the festival.

The filmgoers’ cellphones were confiscated by the organizers following the comments.

“At Damascus Time”, which portrays an Iranian pilot and his son as copilot seized by Daesh forces in Syria, is in the official competition at the 36th Fajr Film Festival.

Source: Tehran Times