Serbia Ambassador: Film Festivals Broaden Ties
Art and Experience: Dragan Todorovic, the ambassador of Republic of Serbia visited the 37th Fajr International Film Festival on Friday.
Speaking to the Press Office, the top diplomat said cultural events like film festivals and cultural weeks help improve ties between the two countries: I always watch Iranian films and attend cultural weeks. We just had the Serbian cinema week in different cities in Iran. It was a successful event as many came to watch our films and learn about our culture and traditions.
He added: There are similar film events in Serbia and reception is always huge. Our people know a lot about Iranian cinema and its directors. This helps broaden diplomatic relations.
Ambassador Todorovic added: Kiarostami is very famous in Serbia. When Iranian films are screened there, tickets are usually sold out. This shows the popularity of Iranian cinema. Fajr is a good opportunity for Iranian audiences to watch movies from the Balkans too. This way, they can find out more about our cultural commonalities.
Presided over by award-winning writer and director Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi, the 37th Fajr International Film Festival is underway in Tehran until April 26. For further information, please visit our website at www.fajriff.com.