Iranian movies to take part in 71st Venice Intl. Film Festival

A number of Iranian screen productions have been selected to represent Iranian cinema at the at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy.

Iranian drama Tales directed by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad is slated to contend for the Golden Lion Award with some 20 other productions 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-VeiledUnder the Skin of the Cityand Mainline.

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 Main section.

Iranian film maker Nima Javidi’s debut feature-length filmMelbourne has been also selected to open Critics’ Week section of the 2014 Venice film festival.

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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