Alexander Rieger: Iranian Films Have Zest for Life

Alexander Rieger: Iranian Films Have Zest for Life

On Tuesday, April 23, Alexander Rieger, the director of Austrian Cultural Institute in Tehran, visited the main venue of 37th Fajr International Film Festival in Charsou Cineplex.

Rieger said it’s his first time at the cinematic event, adding: I’ve lived here for three years and never came to Fajr. I am surprised it’s a big international event. It’s interesting.

He said: I watched a number of Iranian movies. I think Iranians have talent to make movies. Movies help us indulge in cultural exchanges. Cultural weeks are very important to allow people to know each other better, to know other cultures better, and to know music and art of other countries. It leads people to have a better understanding of each other.

In conclusion, Rieger said: If people understand each other better, then hopefully they will have positive and peaceful constructive relations.

Presided over by award-winning writer and director Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi, the 37th Fajr International Film Festival runs until April 26 in Tehran.


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