Iranian film to compete at the 2014 Venice film festival

Iranian drama Tales directed by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad is slated to contend for awards at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy.

The film will compete with some 20 other productions for the Golden Lion Award at the Main section of the festival.

Tales is composed of seven short episodes, in which Bani-Etemad reveals the fate of some of the main characters in her previous films like The Blue-Veiled, Under the Skin of the City and Mainline.

99 Homes by the US-based Iranian director Ramin Bahrani, La rancon de la gloire by Xavier Beauvois (France), Hungry Hearts by Saverio Costanzo (Italy) and
Le fernier coup de marteau by Alix Delaporte (France) are among the participants of the section.

Bani-Etemad’s film along with 18 other participants of the Main section will experience their international premiere at this year’s edition of the event.

Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is scheduled to open the section.

Iranian director Nima Javidi’s debut feature-length film Melbourne has been also selected to open Critics’ Week section of the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy.

French film composer Alexandre Desplat will preside over the main jury, marking the first time a musician will head the panel of jurors that gives out the fest’s Golden Lion and other top prizes.

The 71st annual Venice Film Festival is programmed to take place in Venice, Italy from August 27 to September 6, 2014.

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance.

By Press TV


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