Iranian Filmfest. in Paris will screen 2 Iranian documentaries

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TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) – Documentary film 'The Mannequins of Hassan Khan Castle', directed by Sam Kalantari, will go on screen at the 5th Iranian Film Festival in Paris.

The Mannequins of Hassan Khan Castle, an Iranian documentary produced by Documentary and Experimental Films Center of Iran and directed by Sam Kalantari, examines the surreal path of shop window dummies, from their design in a factory to a possible final use.

Experiencing its 8th international presence, The Mannequins of Hassan Khan Castle has previously won Best Director, Cinematography, Editing and Sound Awards from Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Cinema Verite.

Parting, directed by Navid Mahmoudi, is another Iranian film to go on screen at Iranian Film Festival in Paris, which examines and discusses Iranian independent cinema.

Parting is about the two young Afghans, Fereshteh and Nabi, who are in love, but Fereshteh has to follow her parents and leave Afghanistan to find refuge in Iran. Nabi decides to illegally cross the border, find Fereshteh and take her through Turkey towards Europe and a better life.

The film tells a story in the refugee crisis that the audience do not know of through the perspective of two young lovers.

The festival is an association created by Iranian, French and Franco-Iranian students and aims to improve the understanding of Iranian culture in France. The association’s official goal is to put in place cultural manifestations to initiate dialogues.

The 5th edition of Cinema(s) d’Iran will be held on June 14-20, 2017 in Paris, France.

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