TEHRAN. (Iranart) – Several Iranian cities will be hosting a festival of European films opening at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on Friday, the organizers announced on Monday.
A lineup of 15 films from 15 European countries, including Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary and Sweden, will be screened during the 8-day event.
Iran’s Art and Experience Cinema will organize the festival in collaboration with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC).
An EUNIC representative, foreign diplomats, and groups of cultural figures and artists are scheduled to attend the opening ceremony of the festival.
Austrian director Miriam Unge’s 2016 drama “Fly Away Home” and German filmmaker Raoul Peck’s 2017 historical drama “The Young Karl Marx” are among the movies selected to be screened at the festival.
“Journey’s End”, a 2017 British film by Saul Dibb, and “People of Rome”, a 2003 Italian mockumentary by Ettore Scola are among the highlights.
Also included are “Afterimage” by the celebrated Polish director Andrzej Wajda, “Son of Sofia” by Greek director Elina Psykou and “The Miner” by Slovenian filmmaker Hanna Slak.
The festival will also be held in the cities of Tabriz, Shiraz, Isfahan, Kerman and Babol. Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan will also be hosting several workshops on cinema during the festival.
Source: Tehran Times