TEHRAN. (Iranart) – Iranian Filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi has been selected for the jury of the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF).
American actor and director Tommy Lee Jones will preside over the jury, the organizers have announced.
French director Martin Provost, Chinese actress and director Zhao Wei, and Japanese actor Masatoshi Nagase are other members of the panel.
Two films by Iranian directors will be screened in the various categories of the festival, which will be held from October 25 to November 3.
“Life without Life” by Kaveh Moeinfar will compete in the Asian Future section and “The Home” by Asghar Yusefinejad has been selected for the official competition.
“Life without Life” is about Satyar, a music teacher whose father is fighting cancer, but amid music and death, life goes on.
“The Home” tells the story of Sayeh who has broken off relations with her family after marriage. Her father dies and she returns home to attend his funeral, but in his last will and testament, he has asked that his remains be donated to an academic center for autopsy. However, Sayeh is diametrically opposed to the idea.
The film won the Golden Simorgh for best film at the 35th Fajr International Film Festival in April.