Innsbruck festival to screen Iranian films
Art and Experience: Two Iranian films will go on screen at the 16th Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, which will be held in the Austrian city from October 10 to 13.
“Poets of Life” by Shirin Barqnavard will compete in the documentary section of the festival, while “Pet Man” by Marzieh Abrarpaydar will be screened in the animation section.
“Poets of Life” is about Shirin Parsi, an Iranian graduate of French literature from the University of Paris who returns home to work on her rice farm in northern Iran, where many farmers are forced to sell their land at very low prices to developers.
The 2D animation “Pet Man” is the story of an animal dealer who falls asleep in his shop and has a nightmare in which he finds himself caught in an animal cage. He manages to escape and seeks to rescue other animals, but every time he is faced with an obstacle. He finally awakes from his nightmare but still feels surrounded with uncertainty and fear of the animals.