Iranian cinema to stand in Kiarostami’s “Shadows of Reality” in Norwegian festival

TEHRAN, Aug. 2 (MNA) -- The 16th Films from the South Festival, which will be held in Oslo from October 5 to 15, is scheduled to focus on Iranian cinema in a program entitled “Abbas Kiarostami, Shadows of Reality”.


This year’s festival will screen films by world renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami and also showcase his photos and artworks in an exhibition.


The organizers also plan to introduce the poems of Kiarostami, who will attend the festival to hold a workshop exclusively for Norwegian filmmakers.


Kiarostami won the 1997 Palme d’Or at Cannes for “Taste of Cherry” and the 1999 Venice Grand Jury Prize for “The Wind Will Carry Us”.


His poems were published by Harvard University Press in the bilingual English-Persian book “Walking with the Wind” in 2002, and the Spanish version of the book was published in Madrid in late June.


In addition, two collections of Kiarostami’s photos, “Roads” and “Snow White”, are to be exhibited in Istanbul from November 1 to December 12.


Sponsored by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, the Municipality of Oslo, the Oslo Municipal Cinema, and the Norwegian Film Institute, the Films from the South Festival was established in 1991 to promote movies from the world outside of Europe and North America.


Several films of other Iranian filmmakers, including Jafar Panahi, are also scheduled to be screened at the festival.





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