Venezia Classici to screen Ebrahim Golestan’s “Brick and Mirror”
Art and Experience: The 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival plans to screen UK-based Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan’s “The Brick and the Mirror” (1964) in its Venezia Classici, a section dedicated to restored classics from world cinema, the organizers have announced.
The film is about Hashem, a cab driver who finds an infant child in the back seat of his cab one night after he gives a ride to a young woman. He and his girlfriend, Taji, try to cope with this unwanted child. Hashem insists on getting rid of the child, Taji on keeping him. By the end, Hashem gets rid of them both.
Masterpieces such as “The Night of the Shooting Stars” (1982) by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani and “Il Posto” (1961) by Ermanno Olmi, selected by Italian director Salvatore Mereu, will also be reviewed in the section.
“The Ascent” (1976) by Larisa Shepitko, “The Place without Limits” (1977) by Arturo Ripstein, “Adieu Philippine” (1962) by Jacques Rozier and “Some Like It Hot” (1959) by Billy Wilder will also be screened.
Also included are “Street of Shame” (1956) by Kenji Mizoguchi, “The Night Porter” (1974) by Liliana Cavani and “Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow” (1962) by Tomu Uchida.
Since 2012, Venezia Classici has been presenting the world premieres of a selection of the best restorations of the classics.
A lineup of documentaries about cinema, which has been selected by Alberto Barbera and Stefano Francia di Celle, will also been screened in the Venezia Classici section.
The 75th Venice International Film Festival will be held from August 29 to September 8.
Source: Tehran Times