Cup of Divination Unveils Iranian Titles Lineup

Cup of Divination Unveils Iranian Titles Lineup

The 2018 Fajr International Film Festival has announced the names of three Iranian films playing in its Cup of Divination (Festival of Festivals) section.

According to the Secretariat of the annual event, 11 movies from Argentina, Spain, Austria, Lithuania, France, Poland, Romania, Belgium, Bosnia, and South Korea are also screening.

The lineup for Iranian titles:

Hendi & Hormoz

Director: Abbas Amini

Writer: Hossein  Farokhzad, Abbas Amini

DOP: Ashkan Ashkani

Editor: Shahroz Tavakol, Ehsan Vaseghi

Music: Mehran Ghaedipour

Sound: Mehrshad Malakoti, Reza Tehrani, Hossein Pour Rahimy

Cast: Zohre Eslami, Hamed Alipour

Producer: Abbas Amini

Production Co: MAGICLAB, Mehrva Gallery

Language: Persian

Country, Year, Rutime: Iran | 2018 | 88 min

Synopsis:

Hendi and Hormoz, a young couple, who marry according to the tradition of their island in the Persian Gulf, Hormoz, hardly know each other, but this new and mysterious world (marriage) that awaits them leads first to having fun together, but this ‘fun’ which is in fact ‘life’ becomes increasingly dangerous ad well.

About Director:

Abbas Amini, born in Abadan in 1982, moved to Tehran in 2001 and began working as an assistant director on various feature films. His first short films and documentaries focused on social topics such as the consequences of the Iraq-Iran war and particularly the welfare of children. He has been a volunteer for the Association for the Protection of Child Labourers. His debut feature film Valderama screened in the 2016 Berlinale Generation.

Festivals / Awards:

2018, Berlinale, Generation, Germany

Dressage

Director: Pooya Badkoobeh

Writer: Hamed Rajabi

DOP: Ashkan Ashkani

Editor: Sepideh Abdolvahab

Music: Shahab Paranj

Sound: Bahman Ardalan, Vahid Moghaddasi, Mehdi Salehkermani

Cast: Negar Moghaddam, Ali Mosaffa, Shabnam Moghaddami, Yasna Mirtahmasb, BehAfarid Ghafarian, Houshang Tavakol, Baset Rezaei…

Producer: Samira Baradari, Roohollah Baradari

Language: Farsi

Country, Year, Rutime: Iran | 2018 | 95 min

Synopsis:

Golsa is a 16-year-old girl living with her family in a small town near Tehran. She spends most of her time hanging out with a group of friends.

One day the group decides on a course of action the consequences of which will have unexpected consequences.

About Director:

Pooya Badkoobeh was Born in 1983 in Tehran. His father was a well-known director and producer of children’s TV. Badkoobeh spent much of his childhood on the set. He studied graphic design followed by theatre studies. Since 2003, he has been working in advertising. He has made two short films which won national and international awards. Dressage is his debut feature film.

Festivals / Awards:

2018, Berlinale, Generation 14 Plus, Nominated for best first film, winner of win the special mention of Jury, Germany

Walking On String

Writer & Director: Ahmadreza Motamedi

DOP: Amir Karimi

Editor: Mahdi Saadi, Soudabeh Saeednia

Music: Masoud Sekhavat Doust

Sound: Mohammad Sheivandi

Cast: Ahmad Mehranfar, Hamed Komeili, Andisheh Fouladvand, Houman Barghnavard

Producer: Saeed Saadi

Language: Farsi

Country, Year, Rutime: Iran | 2017 | 85 min

Synopsis:

The only dream of an underground music band is to have a concert abroad. They prepare everything and intend to leave the country legally but problems force them to do it illegally, and things do not go as expected…

About Director:

Ahmadreza Motamedi, born in 1961, is graduate of Philosophy and Economy from Tehran University. Prior to his career as writer and director, he worked on art and aesthetic theoretical discourses and contributed to a number of publications as film critic.

For all festival goers who are already planning their visit, check screening time and other information at www.fajriff.com, or email us at infor@fajriff.com. Presided over by Iranian film writer and director Reza Mirkarimi, the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will be held in Tehran on April 19-27.

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