34th Fajr International Film Festival

The 34th Fajr International Film Festival is set to begin today in Tehran, under the supervision of Reza Mirkarimi, renowned Iranian film writer and director. The event will last until the 25th of April. This annual event succeeded to secure for itself, thanks to the success of past editions, an important place in the world cultural map, achieving a leading role in shaping cinematic tradition in the Middle East and south-western Asia.

A total of 15 films, 12 being foreign, will compete for the festival's most sought after awards, Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, and the Special Award. The foreign films are:
1944 (Elmo Nuganen ; Estonia / Finland)
Amama, When a Tree Falls (Asier Altuna ; Spain)
El Clasico (Halkawt Mustafa ; Iraq)
Walking Distance (Alejandro Guzman Alvarez ; Mexico)
Frenzy (Emin Alper ;Turkey)
Dawn (Laila Lakalnina ; Estonia / Poland / Lithuania)
Song of Songs (Eva Neymann ; Ukraine)
Rams (Grimur Hakonarson ; Ireland / Denmark / Norway / Poland)
The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu ; Romania / France)
Guarani (Paraguay, Argentina)
Norfolk (Martin Radich ; United Kingdom)
I’m a Teacher (Russia)

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