Art and Experience: A selection of Iranian films will be screened in the New Silk Road category of the Munich International Film Festival (Filmfest Munchen), which will be held from June 22 to July 1.
Among the films are “Immortality” by Mehdi Fard-Qaderi and “Parting”, a joint production of Iran and Afghanistan by Navid Mahmudi, the organizers have announced on the website.
“Immortality” tells the story of several persons who have to spend a rainy night together on a train.
“Parting” is about teenage lovers Nabi and Fereshteh who are separated by her family’s flight from Afghanistan. After years apart, Nabi decides to find Fereshteh and risk the hardship of flight and resettlement in Europe with a hope of a better life.
Movies from China and Russia will also be screened in the New Silk Road category.
“Walking Past the Future” by Ruijun Li and “Knife in the Clear Water” by Xuebo Wang are among the Chinese films, while the Russian productions include “Loveless” by Andrey Zvyagintsev and “A Gentle Creature” by Sergei Loznitsa.
The festival will also pay tribute to the legendary Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.
Kiarostami’s close friend Seifollah Samadian’s montage film “76 Minutes and 15 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami” and Kiarostami’s “Take Me Home” are scheduled to go on screen in this section.