A review of Golestan Palace films

A review of Golestan Palace films
ID : N-1733 Date : 2018/05/08 - 12:20

(Persia Digest) – The Cinema Museum will host the release of 21 film reels from Mozaffar-e-Din Shah’s time in an event entitled "A review of Golestan Palace films". These are old films that are screened for the first time.

Mozaffar-e-Din Shah, the art loving Qajar King, had a strange love of pictures and filming, and during his reign, he had a great influence on the arrival of the film industry in Iran.

The archives of Golestan Palace's precious and old films will be screened tomorrow at the Cinema Museum at the event “A review of Golestan Palace films”.

About 21 film reels in the Golestan Palace archives belonging to the Mozaffar-e-Din Shah era are in need of repair and are scheduled to be sent to the Louvre Museum Laboratory for restoration.

Preliminary research has indicated that there are many films available from that historic period due to the antiquity and value of the royal Golestan Palace. In addition to its unique build, the Golestan Palace complex has around 82,000 displayed objects in its museums. The inventory of its storage spaces, whether objects or films and music works, is several times more in terms of number and not all of these works have been displayed yet.

The Golestan Palace complex, a monument left from the historic citadel of Tehran and the residence of Zand and Qajar dynasties’ officials, is one of the most beautiful and ancient buildings in Iran's capital. On 23 June 2013, the palace was proclaimed as a world heritage site during the 37th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.

The historic royal arg [citadel] dates back to Safavid era.

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