Movies from Iran line up for Vancouver festival
Art and Experience: Several Iranian films will be competing in the Vancouver International Film Festival running from September 27 to October 12, the organizers have announced.
“Hendi and Hormoz” by Abbas Amini that is about the arranged marriage of a 13-year-old girl an a 16-year-old boy is competing in the Panorama, Contemporary World Cinema section.
“Dressage” by Puya Badkubeh, “3 Faces” by Jafar Panahi, and “Hattrick” by Ramtin Lavvafi will screen in this section.
“Dressage” tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who participates in a robbery, gets away with it and then faces unexpected consequences.
“3 Faces” is about a relationship between popular Iranian actress Behnaz Jafari and a provincial girl who lives with a dream of being an actress.
In “Hattrick”, a quartet of middle class Iranians leave a party together. Farzad and Keivan are old friends. Farzad’s wife Lida and Keivan’s friend Raha make up the foursome.
Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows” will also be screened in the Panorama, Special Presentations section.