Monday 22 April 2024
1:10 PM |

Dariush Farhang: The Spell Is About Love, Not Horror

Dariush Farhang: The Spell Is About Love, Not Horror

Written and directed by Dariush Farhang, The Spell (Telesm), a 1987 production, will be screened in the Classics Preserved section of this year’s Fajr International Film Festival.

The film won Simorgh awards for best supporting actor, music score and editing.

Farhang is delighted to see his movie being screened at the festival. He says the movie was a trendsetter at the time and grabbed a lot of attention in many international festivals, including in London.

Fargang dismisses the idea that this was a horror movie, rather a love story with a twist: It wasn’t that easy to talk about love in those days. Many women talk to me about the movie now to say they got the message. They say they were terrified watching it at the time but now they see the love theme.

Presided over by award-winning writer and director Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi, the 37th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will be held in Tehran on April 18-26.

For further information, please visit our website at, or send us an email at We ask you to carefully read the Festival’s general guidelines for submission and participation.

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