38th Fajr Int’l Film Festival to Help Flood-Stricken People in Sistan-Baluchestan

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 13:21

The 38th edition of Fajr Film Festival, Iran's most famous cinematic event, will officially begin on February 2nd till 11th 2020 without an opening ceremony by forwarding tons of relief supplies to help the flood-stricken people in Sistan-Baluchestan.

According to an ISCA report, almost 22 movies will go on screen in the official competition of the festival this year and the jury is composed of filmmakers Narges Abyar, Fereidun Jeirani, Mohammad-Mehdi Asgarpur and Maziar Miri.

The organizers of the festival have said that this edition of the event won’t have an inauguration ceremony since the cost has been allocated to the victims of about 500 villages and 14 towns and cities in Sistan and Baluchestan, Kerman and Hormozgan provinces in Iran who are fighting the problems caused by a massive flood that started since January 9.

“Abadan 11, 60” by Mehrdad Khoshbakht, “Atabay” by Niki Karimi, “The Clouds about to Rain” by Majid Barzegar, “Toman” by Morteza Farshbaf, “Exodus” by Ebrahim Hatamikia and “Good, Bad, Garish 2: The Secret Army” by Peyman Qasemkhani are among the competing films.

The lineup also includes “Day Zero” by Saeid Malekan, “Walnut Tree” by Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian, “Amphibian” by Borzu Niknejad, “I’m Scared” by Behnam Behzadi, “Shahre Qesseh Cinema” by Keivan Alimohammadi, “The Pulp” by Soheil Beiraqi and “Day of Chaos” by Behruz Shoeibi.

The festival will also screen “To Die in the Pure Water” by Tehran-based Afghan brothers Jamshid and Navid Mahmudi, “The Night”, a co-production between Iran and the U.S. by Iranian-American director Kurosh Ahari, “Skin” co-directed by Bahram and Bahman Ark and “The Sun” by Majid Majidi.

Also included are “Butterfly Swimming” by Mohammad Kart, “Bone Marrow” by Hamidreza Qorbani, “Qasida of the White Cow” by Behtash Sanaeiha, “There Was Blood” by Masud Kimiai and “Three Puffs of Prison” by Saman Salur.

A lineup of 10 movies will also go on screen in the documentary section, while 10 short films will compete in the festival.

The organizers have also announced that films on resistance and jihad will be honored with an award named after Quds Force commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani who was martyred in a U.S. air raid in Baghdad on January 3.


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