'Songs of My Land' to vie at Crimea intl. filmfest

TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (MNA) – The Iranian-Lebanese joint production ‘Songs of My Land’ is to compete at the 16th Crimea International Film Festival.

Directed by Iranian filmmaker Abbas Rafei, the film is about a romance between a Muslim man and a Christian woman, which develops after an ISIL attack on their village in Syria. The flick is Iran's sole representative at the festival’s competition section.

It was also screened at Dom Kino Cinema House, which is the Russian Filmmakers’ Union in Moscow, and filmgoers warmly received the movie in April.

Iran’s Ambassador Mehdi Sanaei also watched the film with the moviegoers and the peace medal of the festival was handed to Sharifi by the President of the festival Yuri Mityshin.

The 16th Crimea International Film Festival kicked off on Saturday, 22 August, in Yalta Island and will wrap up on 25th August.

 

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