The director of “the Bride of Fire” believes that the attractions of the documentary cinema throughout time are longer lasting compared to those of the dramatic cinema.
In an interview with the public relations office of the 34th FIFF, referring to the memories of the time the documentary ‘The Lover’s Wind’ was being produced, Khosrow Sinai stated, “When Lamorisse was making the film, I was in the room next to his, editing the documentary ‘Parastesh’, Worship, so I was closely following their activities. Even after the helicopter crash, I was one of those who went to identify Lamorisse’s body”.
“At that time, I wanted to take some shots of Shah Mosque in Isfahan from the helicopter, and I consulted with Lamorisse. He told me that filming from a helicopter was so difficult and he even asked me not to do it for the dangers it had.”
Speaking about his memories of the director of the documentary The Lover’s Wind, Sinai added, “the point I remember about that proficient director is that at the first edition of the Tehran Festival, where both of us were among the jury members, Lamorisse believed that the film ‘Sekke-ye Shans’ staring late Fardin deserved to win the prize. But it did not happen, and the prizes were won by the film ‘Qeysar’”.
Referring to his fifty years of experience in making documentaries, the director of ‘The Rainbow Island’ pointed out, “the significance and attraction of documentaries is better known as the time passes. The dramas are usually made to entertain the audience for two hours. As the time goes by, the acting becomes old and the novelty of the story wears off while the documentaries or the dramatic documentaries, even in their simplest forms, can provide the audience with knowledge”.
Stating that “In the documentary ‘The Lover’s Wind’ the socio-cultural aspect of Iran is well displayed for the future generations and this can increase the knowledge and awareness of the audience,” he added that the ability of the director and responsibility he feels regarding the subject he is focusing on are the factors contributing to the attraction of the documentary. He pointed out that most of the documentaries nowadays tend to be in the form of documentary-report, which certainly is a type of documentary, but the simplest type of it. In such a situation a documentary like ‘The Lover’s Wind’ which is narrated in a poetic tone is a unique work.
The 34th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will be held from April 20th to April 25th, 2016 in Charsou Cineplex, under the supervision of the well-known Iranian filmmaker, Mr. Reza Mirkarimi, who is also the Managing Director of Khaneh Cinema.
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