Taqvaei film week begins

Films by noted Iranian director Nasser Taqvaei are being shown at Mellat Cinema Compound in Tehran from July 5, 2014.
 Titled ˈTaqvaei Film Weekˈ, the event features three of the directorˈs features, namely ˈCaptain Khorshidˈ, ˈUnruled Paperˈ and ˈO Iran!ˈ.

ˈCaptain Khorshidˈ is a 1987 Iranian film written and directed by Nasser Taqvaei. It is based on Ernest Hemingwayˈs 1937 novel ˈTo Have and Have Notˈ, but it moves the setting from Cuba to the south of Iran and the shores of the Persian Gulf. All the events of the film are nationalized.

ˈUnruled Paperˈ gained critical acclaim in 2001. With a robust casting, the movieˈs dialogues were regarded as pithy and thought-provoking by many Iranian film critics.

Taqvaei began filming documentaries in 1967. Most of his works are based on novels. In 1999, he directed a segment of the film ˈTales of Kishˈ, which was nominated for the Palme dˈOr at the Cannes Film Festival.