13 Iranian films to be presented at 21st Shanghai Film Festival

Date: 11:23, 11-06-2018.

Beijing. June 11. Silkroadnews - Thirteen films by Iranian filmmakers will take part in competitive and non-competitive sections of the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival in China, the Iranian Telegraph Agency (IrTAG) reports.
Iranian feature ‘Hattrick’ directed by Ramtin Lavafipour will have its international premiere at the main competition section, while ‘Dressage’ by Pouya Badkoubeh will vie with other titles at the Asian New Talent section, the publication reads.
As for non-competition section, ‘Invasion’ by Shahram Mokri, ‘A Man of Ingerity’ (‘Lerd’) by Mohammad Rasoulof, ‘The Charmer’ by Milad Alami, and ‘Oblivion Verses’, a French-German-Chilean-Dutch production directed by Iranian filmmaker Alireza Khatami, will take part in the event.
Among the other participants of the non-competition show there are ‘Looking for Oum Kulthum’ a production from Germany, Austria, Italy, Morocco and Lebanon directed by Shirin Neshat, and ‘While We Live’, a Danish production directed by Iranian director Mehdi Avaz.
‘Release from Heaven’ by Ali Nouri Oskouei is competing in the animation section. ‘Appendix’ by Hossein Namazi will take part in the film week of Silk Road, while ‘Beyond the Clouds’ by Majid Majidi will be screened at the India film week section.
Iranian short ‘Like a Good Kid’ directed by Arian Vazir Daftari and ‘Glance’ by Farnoush Samadi have been accepted into the short films section of the Chinese festival.
Founded in 1993, the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) is the only competitive film festival in China, approved by FIAPF.
The 21st Shanghai International Film Festival will be held on June 16-25, 2018.

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