2 Iranian films vie at Kazan Intl. Filmfest.

TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) – The Russian film festival is screening Abyar’s Track 143 and Namdar’s A House in Fog.

Narges Abyar’s film production Track 143 and Mokhtar Namdar’s A House in Fog are competing in the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival.

The Festival is being held in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, from September 5-11, 2015.

Track 143, directed by Narges Abyar, is a screen adaptation of Abyar’s novel titled The Third Eye that narrates the story of a woman during Iran’s Sacred Defense against the invasion of Iraq.

The movie tells the story of a mother waiting for her son who has been missing in Pre-operation Valfajr during Iran-Iraq war in 1980-88. She looks forward to the return of his son for many years until she finally receives his bones brought to her in a coffin instead.

The film has already won Special Jury Award for Best Actress at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Australia, as well as the Audience Award for Best Film at annual Reel Sydney Festival of World Cinema.

Abyar is currently directing her third feature film, Nafas (Breath.)

'A House in Fog' is Namdar's latest documentary that tactfully embraces the loneliness of a woman with images that are closer to painting than photography.

Namdar, who is considered as one of the emerging filmmakers of the Iranian documentary scene, has had his works screened in national and international film festivals.

The documentary was earlier screened at the 4th Iranian Film Festival in Czech Republic (January 7-11, 2015).

The film recounts the story of a woman, named Soraya, who lives a life of solitude in a 100-year-old mansion in an idyllic hilly landscape where she seems to miss no one and her daily chores make her life meaningful. The house is the only reason she tolerates all the hardships of living alone in wild nature. But as huge as the mansion would be for its only inhabitant, it may be just fit for the secrets and ghosts of her past that follow her.

Kazan International Muslim Film Festival has been held in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan since 2005. The first festival was initiated by the Council of Muftis of Russia, Federal agency for culture and cinematography of Russia, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan with the support of the president of the Republic of Tatarstan.

The motto of the festival is “To the dialogue of cultures through the culture of dialogue”.

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