The first Iranian film festival in Singapore has been warmly received by both Iranian and native residents of the Southeast Asian island country.
The Speaker of Singapore’s Parliament Halimah Yaqob along with a number of Singaporean officials attended the festival’s opening ceremony.
Hundreds of people also flocked to the Iran’s cinematic event and praised the screened movies.
Asghar Farhadi’s Academy Award-winning movie A Separation opened the festival on June 19.
The Hidden Half by Tahmineh Milani, The Wedlock by Rouhollah Hejazi, So Far, So Close by Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi and I Feel Sleepy by Reza Attaran are among the festival’s film lineup.
A number of Iranian films had been earlier screened at the Singapore’s annual International Film Festival (SIFF).
Iranian filmmaker and actor Mehrshad Karkhani’s National Alley was warmly received in the 24th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival in 2011.
Iran held the festival in Singapore with the aim of introducing the country’s culture and cinematic productions.
Iran’s embassy in Singapore in collaboration with the State’s Foreign Ministry and Singapore’s Cinema Association organized the festival.
Iranian film festival in Singapore came to an end on June 23, 2014.
By Press TV
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