The 38th Fajr International Film Festival has put on display selected film posters from the 1980s and 1990s era at this year’s cinematic event.
The posters on display at the Charsou Cineplex in Tehran depict Iranian and Cuban movies from the classic period.
The exhibition provides a colorful and comprehensive overview of the history and allure of Iranian cinema and movie poster art.
Festival Director Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour, veteran movie poster designer Ebrahim Haghighi, Festival Deputy Director Amir Esfandiari, Iraj Taghipour, and Mona Zandi of the organisers of this year’s event attended the opening ceremony on Monday.
According to Haghighi, most of the movie posters on display have won international awards at national and international film festivals.
He said the exhibition not only celebrates film passion, but also provides a rare survey of the history of film posters and their station in popular culture.
The 2021 FIFF is scheduled to get underway in the Iranian capital on May 26-June 2. This year’s event is presided over by Iranian film director and screenwriter Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour. The festival is widely considered one of the most prestigious and influential in Asia, Europe and Greater Middle East.