Oct 15, 2013, 6:19 PM
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New Delhi, Oct 15, IRNA – India’s Bangalore city, capital of the South Indian state of Karnataka, is hosting a three-day Iranian Film Festival, beginning from October 18.

Five outstanding films will be screened. The inaugural film Gold And Copper, Directed by Humayun Asadiyan, narrates the story of a young clergyman who moves to Tehran with his family to complete his studies where he finds about his wife’s disease which changes his life and makes him to leave his theological studies.

Other outstanding films lined up are “Here Without Me” (Dir. Bahram Tavakoli), “Beloved Sky” (Dir. Dariush Mehrjui), “Child And Angel” (Dir. Masud Naqqashzadeh) and “Family Bond” (Dir. Moghadas).

The three-day (Oct 18-20) festival, organized by Suchitra Film Society, Bangalore in collaboration with the Culture House of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Mumbai, will be inaugurated on Friday, October 18 by Film Director, T S Nagabharana.

Hassan Nourian, Iran's Consulate at Hyderabad and Mehdi Hassankhani, Director of the Iran Culture House in Mumbai will witness the inaugural ceremony of the event as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour, respectively.

Besides the Iranian diplomats, N R Vishukumar, Director, Information Department of Govt of Karnataka and Mr. N Shashidhara, President, Suchitra Film Society will preside over the event.

Earlier, in the month of August this year, Hyderabad Film Club (HFC) in collaboration with Iran Culture House in New Delhi organized three-day festival of Iranian films.

This is evident that Iranian Cinema has matured in terms of contents with time. Films screened during the festivals are evident that Iranian film industry is flourishing. It’s films are visually inventive, socially engaged and philosophically fertile. The Iranian filmmakers make films which attract broader range of audience.

Moreover, a range of international film festivals have honored Iranian cinema in the past twenty years.

World renowned filmmakers along with many critics from around the globe have praised Iranian cinema as one of the world’s most important artistic cinemas.