Sunday, November 16, 2008

Iranian films to be screened in India

Three feature-length Iranian films are slated to be screened at the weeklong Kolkata International Forum of New Cinema 2008 in India.

Eternal Children by Pouran Derakhshandeh, The Green Fire by Mohammad Reza Aslani and The Persian Carpet directed by 15 Iranian filmmakers will be screened in the event's Panorama of world Cinema section.

Eternal Children (2007) has been screened at numerous international events including the first Iranian film week in Varna, Bulgaria and the 6th Third Eye Asian Film Festival in India.

Aslani's Green Fire, inspired by the Persian mystic poet Mowlavi's works, has been screened in the 19th annual festival of Iranian Films at Chicago's Gene Siskel Center.

The Persian Carpet is directed by a group of leading Iranian filmmakers including Abbas Kiarostami, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Bahman Farmanara and Dariush Mehrjui who have depicted the issue from their point of view.

The film has been screened at the 18th annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema held in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Sweden's 2008 Uppsala International Film Festival and many other international events.

Held on the sidelines of the 2008 Kolkata Film Festival, the International Forum of New Cinema kicked off on Nov. 14 and will run until Nov. 20, 2008.

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