Re­sis­tance fes­ti­val to pay homage to leg­endary Ira­nian di­rec­tor Dorri

Iran Daily - - Art & Culture -

The late Ira­nian di­rec­tor Zi­aed­din Dorri, who is fa­mous for ‘The British Briefcase’, is to be hon­ored at 2018 In­ter­na­tional Re­sis­tance Film Fes­ti­val in Tehran.

He be­gan his cin­e­matic work as an as­sis­tant di­rec­tor for the movie ‘Whirlpool’ (1981) and later di­rected ‘Thun­der­bolt’ (1984) in what would be the ¿rst of many ¿lms. Other ¿lms in his proli¿c re­sumé are: ‘Cin­ema is Cin­ema’ (1997), ‘The Le­gion’ (1998), ‘For­bid­den Love’ (2005) and ‘Deb­o­rah and I’ (2005).

Dorri also di­rected nu­mer­ous tele­vi­sion se­ries, in­clud­ing the block­buster hits ‘The British Briefcase’ (1999) and ‘The Pahlavi Hat’ (2006-2011), i¿ re­ported.

‘Gen­eral San­jar Khan’ was his last project that failed to make it to the pro­duc­tion phase due to his death.

This year, the fes­ti­val will host cin­e­matic pro­duc­tions from 73 coun­tries. The fes­ti­val is sched­uled to be held from Novem­ber 26 to 30.

The RIFF is or­ga­nized each year by the Re­vayat Cul­tural Foun­da­tion and the Film As­so­ci­a­tion of the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion and the Sa­cred De­fense in col­lab­o­ra­tion with other cul­tural or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The 15th edi­tion of the In­ter­na­tional Re­sis­tance Film Fes­ti­val will open on Novem­ber 26 and is sched­uled to run un­til De­cem­ber 1 at Fe­lestin Theater Hall in Tehran.


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