Kazan Int’l Muslim Festival screening Iranian ‘Golnesa’
Art and Experience: The 14th edition of the Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan has been screening Iranian feature ‘Golnesa’.
Directed by Sattar Chamani-Gol, the Iranian movie tells the story of a young Afghan couple, Golmammad and Golnesa, who are illegal immigrants in Iran.
Working in a traditional brick-making kiln in the suburbs of Tehran, they have to deal with challenges of illegal immigration as well as routine life hardships.
Saeed Dakh, Saqi Zinati, Yeganeh Rajabi, Ali-Mohammad Radmanesh and Masoud Mohammadi are among the cast.
The film has taken part at some global cinematic events, including the 51st WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival and the 21st Brooklyn Film Festival in the US, as well as the 3rd R.E.D International Film Festival in Norway.
Born in 1978 in the Iranian city of Sanandaj, Chamani-Gol began his professional career with theater in 1991 and made his first film in 2001.
Besides making a number of short films, series and acting in some titles, he has directed more than 20 documentaries.
Launched in 2005, the Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema is being held in the capital city of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan.
The festival screens products which promote peaceful ideas, humanity and intercultural dialogue.
The motto of the festival is ‘To the dialogue of cultures through the culture of dialogue’.
The 14th edition of the festival has been slated for September 4-10, 2018.