Iran's 'Bodyguard' screened at BIFF

TEHRAN, Dec. 04 (MNA) – The 8th edition of Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF) kicked off yesterday with screening Iranian feature movie 'Bodyguard.'

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the embassies of France, the Netherlands, US and a number of artists and officials of cultural organizations in the city of Baghdad, Iraq.

Iranian acclaimed filmmaker Ebrahim Hatamikia who attended the ceremony in collaboration with the Islamic Republic of Iran's cultural attaché, expressed satisfactions with the presence and screening of his movie in Iraq.

"I have made 18 films that have been screened at various festivals at home and abroad; now I would like to see the reaction of Iraqi people to Bodyguard and I hope they welcome and appreciate the film," he added.

Bodyguard was first shown in the 34th Fajr International Film Festival and tells the story of a middle-aged man who protects high-ranking political figures. However, he gets into trouble when a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest approaches the vice president.

The Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF) tends to support a new cinema in Iraq - a cinema for multiculturalism with a focus on the values of freedom, democracy, human rights and justice. It shows films of all genre, lengths and formats in the 6 competitions: Long Fiction, Short Drama,  Documentaries, Arab Woman Filmmakers, Human rights Images and New Horizons.


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