TEHRAN June 30 (MNA) -- Three Iranian flicks “He,” “Duel,” and “The Marsh” will compete at the 49th Asian Pacific Film Festival, which will be held from September 21 until September 25 in the Japanese city of Fukuoka.

Last year, the festival was held in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz known as the capital of Iranian literature.


Directed by Rahbar Qanbari, “He” tells the story of a religious person living in the mountains. He travels to all villages in the Sabalan highlands in Ardebil Province to resolve people’s religious problems.


As the most big-budget film in Iran’s cinema, Ahmadreza Darvish’s film “Duel” details the life of an Iranian prisoner of war, Zeinal who is accused of conspiracy against his homeland. The film cost 50b rials (about $4.5m).


Behruz Afkhami’s “The Marsh” is about a young man who leaves his native city of Isfahan and takes refuge in the capital city of Tehran in the hope of forgetting the sad childhood and youthful memories as well as his parent's death. The film was also screened at the 57th Cannes Film Festival 2004.


The three films had participated in the 22nd Fajr International Film Festival, which was held in February 2004 in Tehran.




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