Six Iranian films at 41st Gutenberg Festival

Six Iranian films at 41st Gutenberg Festival
ID : N-1043 Date : 2018/01/13 - 14:56

(Persia Digest) – The 41st Gutenberg International Film Festival in Sweden is Scandinavia’s biggest movie event. This year, it is screening six films from Iran.

The feature film “Esrafil” directed by Aida Panahandeh from Iran is in the Competitions category of the Gutenberg Festival. It is competing with 19 other films for the Best Picture Dragon Award.

Hedyeh Tehrani, Merila Zare’i, Hoda Zein-ol-Abedin, and Pejman Bazeghi are some of the actors in the film which tells the story of challenges, emotional needs, and human relations. The script has been written by Arsalan Amiri and Aida Panahandeh. Dream Labs, managed by Nasrin Mirshab, is the distributor.

Other pictures include “24 Frames” by the late Abbas Kiarostami in the “Masters” category, “Ava” by Sadaf Forughi in the Ingmar Bergman Competition category (in memory of the Swedish director’s 100th birthday), the documentary “The invincible diplomacy of Mr Naderi" by Behrash Sanaei-Ha and Maryam Moghaddam in the Five Continents category, the animation “Kupal” in the Maximerat Animerat category, and the short animation “To be” directed by Farzaneh Omidvarnia as a joint Iran-Sweden production will also be screened in the Scandinavian short film category.

The 41st Gutenberg International Film Festival will run in Sweden from 26 January to 5 February 2018. The Festival began work in 1979 and is screening 399 films from 78 countries this year.

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