TEHRAN.(Iranart) - Iranian feature ‘The Skier’ directed by Fereydoun Najafi is the sole representative of Iranian cinema at the 21st Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Greece.
Directed by Fereydoun Najafi, ‘The Skier’ is the story of a young boy, Jolie, who, prior to the beginning of a race in the afternoon, decides to save a mountain goat which is to be sacrificed for the occasion of a traditional ceremony.
‘The Skier’ is an ethno-fictional film that documents vanishing tribal traditions, painting a portrait of the ethnic community of the Bakhtiari people of southwest Iran.
The 21st Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People is scheduled for December 1-8.
According to The Greek Observer, the festival “combines entertainment with education, introduces young people to cinema and introduces them to the most important, award-winning films from all over the world, while at the same time encouraging them to make their own.”
The festival, showcasing 76 films from 50 countries, begins on Saturday at its main venue, the city of Pyrgos, and spreads to many cities in Western Greece and Peloponnese as well as in dozens of villages.
Source: Mehr News