Art and Experience: A lineup of five Iranian films will go on screen in the various sections of the 40th Gothenburg Film Festival, which will be held in the Swedish city from Jan. 27 to Feb. 6.
Behnam Behzadi’s social drama “Inversion” will be screened at the Festival Favorites section.
The movie starring Ali Mossafa and Sahar Dowlatshahi is a tale of three siblings, which masterfully features Tehran’s air pollution.
“Parting”, a joint production of Iran and Afghanistan by Navid Mahmudi, will compete in the New Voices section.
“Parting” is about teenage lovers Nabi and Fereshteh who are separated by her family’s flight from Afghanistan. After years apart, Nabi decides to find Fereshteh and risk the hardship of flight and resettlement in Europe with a hope of a better life.
“76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami”, a montage film made by Iranian world-renowned filmmaker Kiarostami’s close friend Seifollah Samadian, and Kiarostami’s last film “Take Me Home” will be shown in the Master section of the festival.
In addition, Manijeh Hekmat’s 2002 film “Women’s Prison” will go on screen in the Commemorative Retrospective section.
The film tells the story of a stern warden, who comes to an Iranian women’s prison on a mission to repress a rebellion.
Photo: Alireza Aqakhani (R) and Sahar Dowlatshahi act in a scene from “Inversion”.