Art and Experience: Acclaimed Iranian documentary “Starless Dreams” by Mehrdad Oskui has joined the lineup of Iranian films to be offered at the Cannes Film Market – Marché du Film, which will run from May 17 to 26.
The documentary, which shows the lives of seven young teenage girls sharing temporary quarters at a rehabilitation and detention center on the outskirts of Tehran, will go on screen at the film market on May 22.
“Starless Dreams” has been awarded at many international events, including DokuFest, ZagrebDox, Asia Pacific Screen Awards and BFI London Film Festival.
In addition, five more Iranian films will be offered at the Cannes Film Market.
The films include “Subdued” directed by Hamid Nematollah, “Israfil” by Ida Panahandeh, “Searing Summer” by Ebrahim Irajzad, “Sunset Truck” by Abolfazl Saffari and “Panah” by Ahmad Bahrami.
Over 12,000 professionals, including 3,200 producers, 1,200 sale agents, 1,750 buyers and 800 festival organizers, will come together at this year’s market.