Iranian films continue to enthrall viewers in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 15, IRNA - The award winning film ‘Crazy Castle’ screened at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) entertained the film lovers in Islamabad, Pakistani state news agency APP reported.

It said the film was screened as a part of five-day Iranian Film Festival started from December 11 and continues to entertain the film lovers from twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

The festival was arranged by the Cultural Consulate at Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Pakistan in collaboration with Cultural Center of Islamic Republic of Iran in Rawalpindi, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and Lok Virsa.

A large number of film lovers from the twin cities throng the venue to watch the film which featured a group of people who met on social media face the consequences of the crime committed by a member of the group.

The story of the film, directed by Abolhassan Davoodi, also conveyed a moral lesson that when one of the group members commits any crime, the rest of them must work together to solve it otherwise it will impact all of them.

Executive Director Lok Virsa Fouzia Saeed on the occasion said Iran is among the important film making countries and this film was related to protecting the society against use of drugs, corruption and social evils.

She said presence of a number of film fans from the twin cities at the venue to watch these films reflect their interest and the fact that they want such entertaining activities.

During five-day festival, various films including ‘So Far, So Close’, ‘Bodyguard’, ‘A Cube of Sugar’, ‘Crazy Castle and ‘Where are my shoes?’ were also screened.

‘Where Are My Shoes?’ (2016), directed by Kioumars Pourahmad, focuses on an old man whose wife and daughter lose touch with him. He suffers a memory loss that is attributed to onset of Alzheimer.

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