ID : N-1367 Date : 2018/02/28 - 11:16
(Persia Digest) – Iran film week opened in Turkey on Tuesday 27 February 2018 in association with the Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts in Izmir and the Iranian Consulate in Istanbul.
At the opening ceremony with a large turnout of Iranian moviegoers, Dr Oğuz Adanir, Chair of Fine Arts, Cinema and Television, University of Dokuz Eylul, said: “Research in the history of Iranian cinema production shows that the industry flourished between 2000 to 2010 with an average of 120 feature films being made every year.”
Professor of Fine Arts, Cinema and Television, Zuhal Chatting Ozkan, from the same University, also spoke at the ceremony: “The start of the Iran film week in Izmir today has opened a new window, giving us a 4-day opportunity to watch the fine works of Iranian cinema through the lens and from a different angle. This is an industry which stands out from the world cinema industry in many ways; it is valuable to us because it addresses spiritual dimensions and familiarizes us with them.”
In continuation, the Dean of Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Fine Arts, Professor Mumtaz Saqlam, also spoke here and said: “Iran has an old civilization, the crystallization of which can be seen it its arts and literature.”
He said the arts of Iran are one of the world’s richest and oldest heritages, and added: “Iran's art encompasses many disciplines, including architecture, painting, pottery, calligraphy, and the cinema.”
Persia Digest reports that the film week in Izmir will run until 1 March, screening six movies, namely “The willow tree”, “Death of the fish”, “Tehran, Tehran”, “The song of sparrows”, “A cube of sugar”, and “Superstar”; these have been dubbed and also have Turkish subtitles.