Fajr Film Festival announces documentary lineup
Art and Experience: Eleven documentaries will compete in the Cinéma Vérité Section of the 34th Fajr Film Festival, the organizers announced on Tuesday.
The movies have been selected by a board of five experts composed of Mohammadreza Aslani, Majid Khleqi-Sorush, Morteza Shabani, Azadeh Bizargiti and Arash Lahuti. Among the highlights is “A 157”, Iranian filmmaker Behruz Nuranipur’s tragedy about three Kurdish girls who became pregnant after being raped by members of ISIS. In addition, Loqman Khaledi’s “Pruning Season”, which is about an Iranian man who tries to prove his claim of having produced a drug against cancer, will also been screened in this section. “The 34th Fajr Film Festival welcomes new ideas, perspectives and creativity with open arms,” secretary of the festival Mohammad Heidari said on Saturday. He expressed hope that the event would provide ground for the new generation of Iranian filmmakers to promote their works at the festival, which is Iran’s major cinematic event. The 34th Fajr Film Festival will be held in Tehran from February 1 to 11.