Art and Experience: Fajr 2017 has unveiled high profile acquisitions of Iranian films in the sidebar Film Market.
The main activity is in sales for films screening in the sidebar Film Market. It may take time to assess this run. But so far all signs indicate a strong return to the robust activity and old time glamour of past events.
Big budget indie titles and feature-length films are on display for international distributors, guests and, buyers, as well as festival programmers and representatives. The titles that offer the most stable promise of solid box office returns include:
Youa (Anahid Abad), Vilaeeha (Monir Qeydi), Negar (Rambod Javan), Untaken Paths (Tahmineh Milani), Mothering (Roqiyeh Tavakkoli Gerd Faramarzi), Midday Adventures (Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian), Majan (Rahman Seifi Azad), Lina (Ramin Rasouli), Kupal (Kazem Molayi), Ferrari (Alireza Davoudnejad), Chanel (Hossein Kondori), Sara and Ayda (Maziar Miri), Zar (Nima Farahi), I Want (Bahman Farmanara), Asphyxia (Fereydoun Jairani), Autumn Memories (Ali Fakhr Mousavi), Privacy (Ahmad Moazemi), Searing Summer (Ebrahim Irajzad), The End of Dreams (Mohammad Ali Talebi), Biography (Fatemeh Saqafi), 21 Days Later (Mohammad Reza Kheradmandan), Without a Shadow (Abolfazl Saffari), Leaf of Life (Ebrahim Mokhtari), August (Maria Mavoti, Mohammad Esfandiari, Ahmad Zayeri), Appendix (Hossein Namazi), Abajan (Hatef Alimardani), Ao (Asghar Yousefinejad), Atmosphere Station (Mehdi Jafari), Italia Italia (Kaveh Sabbaghzadeh), Isolation (Morteza Ali Abbas Mirzai), Paper House (Mehdi Sabbaghzadeh).
Three documentaries are also up for grabs: Overruled (Farnaz Jourabchinan, Mohammad Reza Jourabchian), Sons of Sinbad (Reza Haeri), and Poets of Life (Shirin Bargh Navard).
Presided over by Reza Mirkarimi, the 35th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will take place from 21 to 28 April in Tehran.