TEHRAN –(Iranart)- Iranian director Nima Eqlima’s debut film “Amir” will go on screen at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival running in the Czech Republic city from June 29 to July 7.
“Amir” will be competing with 11 other films coming from different countries in the East of the West – competition, the organizers announced on Tuesday.
“Amir” tells the story of Amir, a man who in his thirties, and is beleaguered by other peoples’ problems. His friend Ali’s ex-wife and son have gone missing, his sister is desperately trying to break away from the family, and his parents are trying to keep the family together.
The film is about a generation whose private lives are determined more by the rules of society than by their own will.
This year’s East of the West competition is dominated by a strong female element, with seven of the twelve films directed by women. One of them is Czech director Beata Parkanova with her debut “Moments”, a sensitive depiction of the pitfalls of family life.
At this year’s Karlovy Vary festival, American screenwriter, producer and director Barry Levinson, who won an Academy Award for “Rain Man”, will receive the Crystal Globe for his outstanding contribution to world cinema.