Jul 5, 2014, 7:23 PM
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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 'Taqvaei Film Week', the event features three of the director's features, namely 'Captain Khorshid', 'Unruled Paper' and 'O Iran!'.

'Captain Khorshid' is a 1987 Iranian film written and directed by Nasser Taqvaei. It is based on Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel 'To Have and Have Not', 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.

'Unruled Paper' gained critical acclaim in 2001. With a robust casting, the movie's 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 'Tales of Kish', which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.