TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (MNA) -- The 63rd Venice Film Festival is to kick off Wednesday after an opening ceremony hosted by Isabella Ferrari and the world premiere of Brian De Palma's “The Black Dahlia”.

 

Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf is in the jury of the festival, the Persian service of ISNA reported here on Tuesday.

 

“Have You Got Another Apple”, the first feature-length movie directed by Bairam Fazli, is the only Iranian entry to the festival.

 

The film tells the story of people who do not understand what is happening around them and must pay for what they have not done or are unaware of.

 

The festival will run until September 9. The Venezia 63 section will present the films competing for the Golden Lion, some of the most important works of the year will be shown Out of Competition, while Orizzonti will provide a picture of new trends in cinema.

 

The international short film competition Corto Cortissimo is also in the lineup of the festival.

 

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