9th Varesh Filmfest. unveils intl. competition lineup

TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) – The 9th Varesh International Film Festival, to be held on April 29 to May 3 in in northern Iran, has announced the lineup for the international competition section.

As reported by the festival’s public relations office, 24 films from six Caspian Sea littoral states will vie in the international section of this edition of the festival. 

The 9th Varesh International Film Festival features films made by Iran, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan in the 'Common Heritage' section (Persian language), along with, Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan under the category of 'Natural Heritage' (Caspian Sea). 

The titles of films that made it into to the competition section of the festival are:

From the Republic of Azerbaijan: “Azerbaijani Mugam” directed by Emin Mirabdullayev, “Azerbaijan Carpet” by Shamil Aliyev, “Winged Miracle” by Zahra Mirzazadeh, and “Azerbaijani Cuisine” by Shamil Najafzadeh.

From Afghanistan: “The Weaver” directed by Mohammad Ayrik, “Drop” directed by Ghulam Yahya Jafari, “Pale White” directed by Ghulamreza Jafari, “The Symphony of Tolibhon Shahidi’s Time” by Alexio, and “Ancient Land of Azar” by Samiollah Atayi. 

From Iran: “The Iron Dreams” by Yasser Talebi, “Takleef: the Day of Duty” by Ali Khoshduni Farahani, “Lotus” by Mohammadreza Vatandoost, “The Myth of Haftvad Worm” by Asghar Saffar and Abbas Jalali Yekta, and “The Legendary Mythical” by Mahboubeh Tabayi Aghdayi.

From Tajikistan: “A Door to God” by Maruf Noyoft, “Solidream: Aspirations of the Pamir” by Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud and Siphay Vera, and “The Crying of Tanbur” by Anisa Sabiri.

From Russia: “Big Booom” directed by Marat Narimanov, “How Big is the Galaxy?” by Ksenia Elyan, “The Theory of Sunset” by Roman Sokolov, and “Faith” by Tatiana Fedorovskaya.

From Kazakhstan: “13 Kilometers” directed by Vladimir Tyulkin, “Hearth” by Alisher Zhadigerov, and “Ancestors' Heritage” by Berik Zhakhanov.

Presided by Mehdi Ghorbanpour, the 9th edition of Varesh International Film Festival is set to open on April 29, in the northern city of Babol, Mazandaran Province. After a four-year hiatus, the latest round will run up to May 3, with simultaneous screenings of movies in Ramsar and Sari.


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