Five-day Iranian film festival concludes in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 16, IRNA - Five-day ‘Iranian Film Festival’ organized by the Cultural Consulate of Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran concluded in Pakistan’s Islamabad.

The festival was arranged in collaboration with Cultural Center of Iran in Rawalpindi, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa).

A large number of people from Islamabad and Rawalpindi have shown keen interest in the Iranian movies.

The last film screened at five-day festival was ‘Where Are My Shoes?’ at Lok Virsa Media Center. The film was directed by Kiumars Pourahmad.

Executive Director Lok Virsa Fouzia Saeed and Senior officials of Cultural Consulate of Embassy of Iran and large number of people attended the concluding film session.

Cultural Counselor of Iran Embassy Shahaboddin Daraei said that cinema is a phenomenon associated with life and social progress of human beings and since its audience is public, it is in line with their social, cultural, economic and political changes.

He appreciated PNCA, Lok Virsa and Asian Peace Film Institute for their cooperation in making this event possible.

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