Iranian film festival to be held in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 6, IRNA -- The Cultural Consulate of Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is going to hold a five-day film festival in Pakistan’s Islamabad next week.

The event is being organized in collaboration with the Cultural Central of Iran in Rawalapindi, Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) and Pakistan National Institute for Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa).

The films will be shown at Pakistan National Council of Arts from December 11-12 and at Lok Virsa from December 13-15.

The opening ceremony of the film festival will be held on December 11 at PNCA in the presence of senior officials from both Iran and Pakistan.

During the festival five famous Iranian movies, ‘So Far So Close’, ‘Bodyguard’, ‘A Cube of Sugar’, ‘Crazy Castle’ and ‘Where are my shoes?' are to be shown.

Iranian cinema has been one of the main enthralling and appealing cinema industry in the world and has gained special status among the world’s cinema industry with its unique and innovative film directing techniques.

Iranian films are regularly shown in different Pakistani cities in which people show keen interest.

Last year an Iranian film festival was held in Rawalpindi city while in January this year another Iranian film festival was held in eastern city of Lahore and both events attracted a good number of people.

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