Art and Experience: Veteran Iranian filmmaker Dariush Mehrjui will be honored for his lifetime achievements during the 3rd Iranian Film Festival in Zurich, Switzerland.
He will be awarded a Golden Cyrus Cylinder at the opening ceremony of the weeklong festival on June 1, the organizers announced.
They also plan to screen his acclaimed movies “The Cow” and “Leila” in a special program.
The festival also plans to pay tribute to legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami by screening “76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami”, a montage film made by Kiarostami’s close friend Seifollah Samadian, and Kiarostami’s last film “Take Me Home”.
A lineup of Iranian films has been selected for screening in the official competition.
Among the films are “Being Born” by Mohsen Abdolvahab , “Inversion” by Behnam Behzadi, “Polaris” by Sudabeh Moradian , “Breath” by Narges Abyar and “A Long Day” by Babak Bahrambeigi.
The lineup also includes “I” by Soheil Beiraqi, “Life+1 Day” by Saeid Rustai, “Blind Spot” by Mehdi Golestaneh, and “The Descendants” by Yaser Talebi.