Fajr 2018: Complete Guide to the Special Screenings (Our World)
14 April 2018 - 12:23
The full line-up of Special Screenings – Our World – at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival with details on each title has been announced.
Here are the three titles of this year’s Special Screenings – Our World:
Director: Frédéric Auburtin
Writer: Jean-Paul Delfino, Frédéric Auburtin
DOP: Inti Briones
Editor: Olivier Gajan
Music: Jean-Pascal Beintus
Sound: Roland Duboué
Cast: Sam Neill, Tim Roth, Fisher Stevens
Producer: Louisa Maurin, David Poirot-Gozlan
Country, Year, Runtime: France | 2014 | 110 min
A group of passionate European mavericks join forces on an ambitious project: the Federation Internationale of Football Association (FIFA). An epic, untold story that brings to life the inspiring saga of the World Cup and the three determined men who created it. Driven by their vision and passion, Jules Rimet, Joao Havelange and Sepp Blatter, overcome their doubts and fight obstacles and scandals to make the World Cup a reality. Spanning the tumultuous 20th Century, this timeless saga celebrates the game that, against all odds, became not just a worldwide sport, but an expression of hope, spirit, and unity.
Frédéric Auburtin was born on June 4, 1962 in Marseille, France. He is an assistant director and director, known for Paris, Je T’aime (2006), The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), and The Bridge (1999).
The Unseen (Original Title: Los Ultimos)
Director: Nicolas Puenzo
Writer: Nicolas Puenzo, Lucia Puenzo
DOP: Nicolas Puenzo
Editor: Misael Bustos, Hugo Primero
Music: Pedro Canale
Sound: Fernando Soldevilla
Cast: Peter Lanzani, German Palacios, Juana Burga, Alejandro Awada, Luis Machin, Natalia Oreiro
Producer: Nicolás Puenzo, Lucia Puenzo, Luis Puenzo, Esteban Puenzo
Production Co: Historias Cinematográficas S.A.
Language: Spanish, English, Aymara, Quechua
Country, Year, Runtime: Argentina, France, Chile | 2017 | 91 min
A pregnant Quechua girl and her creole partner escape from a refugee camp. On their way to the south across the Bolivian Highlands, now a barren wasteland controlled by bloody militia groups, they meet Ruiz, a 50-year-old, war-scarred photographer who seeks to save them from the war zone, salvaging what remains of his humanity.
Nicolás Puenzo cemented his career directing advertising for widespread international brands. He co-directed and photographed the 12-chapter series Cromo currently streaming in Netflix. In parallel to directing, Nicolas is widely recognized as DP, winning the Condor Award for his work in The German Doctor.
Living in the Future’s Past
Writer & Director: Susan Kucera
DOP: Susan Kucera
Editor: Susan Kucera
Music: Keefus Ciancia, Bob Holroyd
Sound: Andy Hurtado, Ken S. Polk
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Piers Seller, Leonard Mlodinow, Timothy Morton, Oren Lyons, Daniel Goleman, Bruce Hood
Producer: Jeff Bridges, Susan Kucera, Jim Swift
Production Co: Vision Films
Country, Year, Rutime: United States | 2018 | 83 min
Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the environmental challenges we face. Bridges, alongside prominent scientists and authors, weaves evolution, emergence, entropy, dark ecology, and what some are calling the end of nature, into a story that helps us understand our place among the species of Earth’s household.
Susan Kucera has been working in film as a camera assistant studying the Athabasca Glacier creating educational short films with her father, Glaciologist, Richard Kucera, for Encyclopaedia Britannica Film Corporation, then as a screenwriter and director of documentaries. She wrote, filmed, directed, edited and co-produced For the Love of Tango starring Broadway’s Forever Tango, Jorge Torres (2014). She directed and filmed Improv(e) (2011) a documentary short highlighting the work of the Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, and the teens from John C. Fremont High School in LA. She directed, filmed, edited and produced award winning Breath of Life, starring Richard Dawkins (2014). She was the Cinematographer for Milkmen (2015). Susan has 3 other films in the works
For all festival goers who are already planning their visit, check screening time and other information at www.fajriff.com, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.