The jurors of Fajr Filmfest visited the National Museum of Cinema on Wednesday.
According to the Press Office of Fajr, the jurors included Viera Langerova, Valérie De Marnhac, Ahmet Boyagioglu, Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Raman Chawla.
During this visit, Ahmet Boyagioglu, a Turkish artist and jury member of Eastern Vista – A Panorama of Films from Asian and Islamic Countries – praised the museum and said: I am impressed by this museum. There are only two private museums in Turkey, one in Istanbul and the other one in Adana. It is very difficult to collect such objects, documents and awards from cinematographers, and this museum has done just that, a valuable effort.
Also speaking, Langerova, a critic and university professor, said: This museum is very attractive. It’s my fifth visit. It is very beautiful, inspiring me to study the history of Iranian cinema. I write about Iranian cinema and history, and every time I visit this museum I find something interesting, more details that gives me wider view of the history of Iranian cinema.
The curtain will fall on the 36th edition of the Fajr International Film Festival, presided over by Reza Mirkarimi, on Thursday. According to event organizer Mohammad Hamidi Moghaddam, Vahdat Hall will host the closing ceremony at 6:30 pm, attended by Iranian and international filmmakers and guests. The most anticipated moment of the Fajr Filmfest will include live classical music performances by tenors Shahram Nazeri and Hafez Nazeri.