Iranian film festival kicks off in Kuwait

Parvis Parastui as Youssef in “The Willow Tree.” The 2005 film is about a blind man who regains his vision. (Photo courtesy: New Yorker Films)

A four-day Iranian film festival aimed at promoting the country’s culture kicked off in Kuwait on Sunday, the Gulf country’s official news agency (KUNA) reported.

The festival - organized by Iran’s cultural office in Kuwait - focuses on the development of film making in Iran.

Filmmaking art enthusiasts will be able to take part in discussions on Iranian filmmakers’ methodologies and approaches.

After “The Willow Tree” by Iranian director Majid Majidi, which opened the festival, the Iranian history-drama feature film “Maritime Silk Road” will also be showed on the event’s second day.

Mohammad Reza Bozorgnia’s “Maritime Silk Road” was awarded at the 2014 International Historical and Military Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland.

On the 3rd and 4th day “The Painting Pool” by Maziar Miri and “A Cradle for Mother” by Panah Bar Khoda Rezaei will be shown.

“The Painting Pool,” which recounts a story about a mentally retarded couple and problems they face was previously screened at several international events and won the UNESCO prize at the seventh Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44
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