Art and Experience: The US Mammoth Lakes Film Festival will screen two Iranian documentaries ‘Atlan’ and ‘Sounita.’
‘Atlan,’ produced in Iranian Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) and directe by Moein Karimoddini will compete along with other 50 other long documentary and cinematic works in California, US, during Mammoth Lakes Film Festival to be held May 25-29.
‘Atlan,’ a 2015 product of DEFC, relates the story of a horse-trainer, Ali Golnejad and his beloved horse, Ilhan, which is supposed to bring much success and glory to the family. Ali plans to marry his fiancé using the prize money won by Ilhan, but the events take a different turn to the worse and Ilhan receives an unfavorable draw, posing difficulties for Ali to grapple with winning the prize along Ilhan.
The documentary had been screened in several festivals including Dutch International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and Tiburon Film Festival in California, Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland and in Cannes’ Doc Corners special section. It was also nominated for Best Long Documentary Award in Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia and the 17th TRT Documentary Award in Turkey.
‘Sounita,’ directed and produced by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, will be screened in Mammoth Lakes Film Festival closing section, May 29.