Iran actress to be honored in Kolkata

Iranian actress and filmmaker Niki Karimi

Iranian actress and filmmaker Niki Karimi is to be honored at the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) in India.

The festival is planning to feature selected films by Karimi at the ‘New Horizon’ section.

She has also been selected to serve at the jury panel of this year’s Kolkata festival.

Karimi, who has appeared in more than 25 films and scooped numerous domestic and international awards, has judged at many international events, including the Cannes, Locarno, Damascus, Rennes, Delhi Osian, Reykjavik, Abu Dhabi, Vesoul and Berlin film festivals.

She recently judged at the jury panel of the 2014 edition of Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) in India.

She began her career with veteran Iranian filmmaker Behrouz Afkhami’s Bride and Dariush Mehrjui’s Sara, for which she received the Best Actress Award of San Sebastian and Nantes film festivals in 1992.

She made her first directorial debut with One Night in 2004 and her second film, A Few Days Later (2006), premiered at the Rome Film Festival.

Karimi’s latest film Final Whistle was warmly received at its Iranian premiere in August and has been screened in numerous international festivals so far.

The 20th Kolkata International Film Festival will last from November10 to17, 2014.

By Press TV

 

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