A gathering of Iranian cinema

A gathering of Iranian cinema

The world premiere of the brand new movie starring Ali Mozafa “The Turtle and the Snail” shall be a part of the upcoming Sofia MENAR.

Conventional Persian pastries and fragrant tea will welcome viewers who come to see Reza Hemasi’s movie on the Cinema Home on January 17.


Conventional Persian pastries and fragrant tea will welcome viewers who come to see Reza Hemasi’s movie on the Cinema Home on January 17 (Supply: Pozor Firm)

Ali Mozafa is well-known to Bulgarian viewers for his participation in Asgar Farhadi’s “Previous”, Sorus Sehat’s “Jahan Dances with the World”, Rasul Sedrameli’s “My Second 12 months Life” and Arash Lahuti’s “Orange Days”.


“Void”, directed by Ali Mozafa and starring (Supply: Pozor Firm)

This system of Sofia MENAR 2022 additionally consists of the movie “Vacancy”, directed and performed by Ali Mozafa. The Czech-Iranian co-production was shot in Prague and follows the journey to the Czech capital of a person who’s in search of details about his father, who lived within the metropolis through the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. Traces lead him to an house his father lived in 50 years in the past. Nevertheless, the police are ready for him on the spot as a result of a middle-aged man fell from the house.

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Over 40 films from the Middle East of Sofia MENAR

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Certainly one of Iran’s main actresses, Niki Karimi (winner of the Greatest Actress Award on the Cairo, San Sebastian, Bratislava and Taormina Festivals), sits on the director’s chair to create “Kazem Aga”, nominated for five awards on the main movie competition in Center East – Fajr, together with for Greatest Image and Greatest Director. The principle position is performed by the good theater and movie actor Hadi Hedjazifar, who Bulgarian viewers will see in one other movie from this 12 months’s program of the Sofia MENAR competition – “Nothing”.

“Nothing” is essentially the most watched Iranian movie of the previous 12 months, successful 5 awards and being nominated in 9 different classes on the Fajr Pageant. Among the many solid we discover the doyen of Iranian cinema Parviz Parastuy (awarded 8 awards for greatest Iranian actor within the interval 1984 – 2021) and Asgar Farhadi’s favorites – Babak Karimi (“Separation”, “The Service provider Traveler”) and Hedie Tehrani (” The Feast of Fireplace “,” A hair’s breadth from the stage “).


“Underneath duress” – the brand new movie by one of many main younger administrators in Iranian cinema Reza Dormishian (“I am not offended”, “Lanturi”) may also have its premiere at Sofia MENAR (Supply: Pozor Firm)

“Underneath duress” – the brand new movie by one of many main younger administrators in Iranian cinema Reza Dormishian (“I am Not Indignant”, “Lanturi”) may also have its premiere at Sofia MENAR. A complete constellation of Iranian stars shine on the display: the basic Homayun Ershadi (“The Style of the Cherry”, “Cypress below Water”), the favourite of Bulgarian viewers Negar Javakheryan (“Lump of Sugar”, “Shirin”, “Gold and Honey”), Parsa Piruzfar from final 12 months’s MENAR hit “Full Porridge”, Reza Behbudi (“The Badger”, “Lanturi”) and once more Babak Karimi.

The 14th Sofia MENAR will run from January 14th to thirtieth on the Cinema Home, G8 Cultural Heart and Euro Cinema in Sofia, Zahariy Knyazhevski Regional Library in Stara Zagora and on-line on one of many main streaming platforms in Bulgaria.

Sofia MENAR Film Pageant is organized by “Disgrace” and introduces the Bulgarian public to the tradition and traditions of the Islamic world. This system of Sofia MENAR Film Pageant presents the perfect of characteristic, documentary and brief movies within the Center East, Central Asia and North Africa, and historically consists of specifically chosen thematic occasions associated to the nations of the area and the customs of the ethnic teams inhabiting their lands. The competition was based in 2009.

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