Nine debut films get Fajr festival premiere
Art and Experience: Nine directorial debut movies will premiere in the New Look section of the 37th edition of the Fajr Film Festival, the organizers announced on Saturday.
The lineup for the New Look section includes “Polo Coat”, a comedy by Mehdi Alimirzai that is about a philosophy student who has inherited a coat from his father. Evil thoughts pop into his head when he puts on the coat.
Cinematographer Turaj Aslani’s directorial debut “Gold Carrier” will also have its Iranian premiere at the event. The film has previously been screened in several international events.
It is about Reza, a gold runner who delivers gold pieces after work to retailers. Delivering the gold as usual one day, a group of gangs hit him and steal the gold pieces. The owner of the retail business demands paying back, but Reza has no way to pay him back. Hearing from his friend Louie that there is an expensive jewel somewhere on the floor of a traditional toilet in the workshop, Reza uses the money from the aid group to bid on the workshop at an auction.
Arash Lahuti’s acclaimed drama “Orange Days” will also screen in this section. The film is about Aban, the only female contractor in the cutthroat and male-dominated orange harvesting industry, who enters a competition to win a large contract.
Stage director Homayun Ghanizadeh will also compete with his screen debut “The Clown” while actor Pulad Kimiai will join the festival with his directorial debut “Reverse”.
The lineup also includes “Yalda”, which is the second feature movie by Masud Bakhshi. He made his debut in 2012 with “A Respectable Family”.
“Tsunami” by Milad Sadr-Ameli, “Snake Venom” by Javad Razavian, “Watching This Film Is a Crime” by Reza Zehtabchi and “Creature” co-directed by Hossein Amiri and Pedram Puramiri are other entries to the New Look category.
The 37th Fajr Film Festival will take place in Tehran and several other Iranian cities from February 1 to 11.
Source: Tehran Times