Intl. festivals to screen films from Iran
Art and Experience: Three Iranian films have been selected to go on screen at international events around the world.
“A Journey to Amadai””, a documentary by Farshad Afshinpur, will be competing in the Internationales Bergfilm-Festival Tegernsee, which will be held in Germany from October 18 to 22.
The documentary is about over 30 animal species, including eagles and wolves, in the mountainous Amadai, a region in the western Iranian province of Hamedan. All of them withstand harsh winters and scalding summers.
Aryan Vazir-Daftari’s “Not Yet” will go on screen in the Show Me Shorts, a festival of short films in New Zealand opening on October 28. The film will be screened in the Worlds Collide section of the festival.
“Not Yet” is about a middle-aged couple who try to celebrate their expatriate young daughter’s birthday via Skype.
The Crystal Palace International Film Festival, an annual festival running in South East London from October 27 to November 18, will also screen Farnush Abedi’s acclaimed short animation “The Servant”.
The film is about a servant who becomes a master and a bug becomes his servant. After a while, the man understands that he has begun a game that has no rules.