Ira­nian ‘Amir’ il­lu­mi­nates In­dian All Lights fes­ti­val

Iran Daily - - Art & Culture -

Ira­nian fea­ture ‘Amir’, di­rected by Nima Eqlima, won the Best De­but Director’s Film award at All Lights In­dia In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val (ALIIFF).

Eqlima’s film won the award in com­pe­ti­tion with seven other ti­tles from Ja­pan, Canada, Ro­ma­nia, Sri Lanka, and In­dia.

Now in his thir­ties, Amir is be­lea­guered by other peo­ples’ prob­lems. His friend Ali’s ex-wife and son have gone miss­ing, his sis­ter is des­per­ately try­ing to break away from the fam­ily while his par­ents are try­ing to keep the fam­ily to­gether. ‘Amir’ is a film about con­tem­po­rary Iran, about a gen­er­a­tion whose pri­vate lives are de­ter­mined more by the rules of so­ci­ety than by their own will, re­ported.

The fes­ti­val’s hon­or­able men­tion in the same cat­e­gory went to late Ira­nian ac­tor, Levon Hat­fan, for his per­for­mance in the movie ‘Ku­pal’.

‘No Date, No Sig­na­ture’, by Vahid Jalil­vand, opened the In­dian film fes­ti­val on De­cem­ber 1.

ALIIFF, ac­cord­ing to the event’s web­site, aims at “ed­u­cat­ing the com­mu­nity and film fes­ti­val at­ten­dees through the art and science of film, pro­mot­ing cross-cul­tural aware­ness, the ex­change of ideas, and so­cial un­der­stand­ing”.


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