“For Free­dom” to cel­e­brate Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion at Cinéma Vérité open­ing

Tehran Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Sa­maneh Aboutalebi

TEHRAN – The 12th edi­tion of the Cinéma Vérité fes­ti­val will open on Sun­day with screen­ing Ira­nian film­maker Hos­sein Torabi’s doc­u­men­tary “For Free­dom” to cel­e­brate the 40th an­niver­sary of the 1979 Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion.

The 1980 film, which ranked last on the Bri­tish Film In­sti­tute South­bank’s list of Ten Doc­u­men­taries That Shook the World, will be re­viewed in a spe­cial cat­e­gory ded­i­cated to screen­ing doc­u­men­taries on the rev­o­lu­tion.

A newly edited ver­sion of the film has been pre­pared for screen­ing at Cinéma Vérité, which is Iran’s ma­jor in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­val for doc­u­men­tary cin­ema, event di­rec­tor Mo­ham­mad–Me­hdi Ta­batabaine­jad, who also pre­sides over Iran’s Doc­u­men­tary and Ex­per­i­men­tal Film Cen­ter, said dur­ing a press con­fer­ence on Tues­day.

“Pulse of His­tory” (1979) by As­ghar Far­dust and Davud Kanani, “New Blood”

(1979) by Kianush Ay­yari and “Search”

(1980) by Amir Naderi are among the films se­lected for screen­ing in the sec­tion.

The fes­ti­val also plans to honor Torabi and Manuchehr Moshiri, who is fa­mous for his so­cial and bio­graph­i­cal doc­u­men­tary films, for their life­time achieve­ments.

In ad­di­tion, a se­lec­tion of films screened at the 20th edi­tion of the Thes­sa­loniki Doc­u­men­tary Fes­ti­val in Greece dur­ing March will be re­viewed at the fes­ti­val.

A large num­ber of in­ter­na­tional film­mak­ers, in­clud­ing Gian­franco Pan­none from Italy and Ni­co­las Philib­ert from France, will at­tend this year’s fes­ti­val to pro­mote their lat­est films.

They also hold var­i­ous work­shops at the fes­ti­val that will run in Tehran and dozens of Other Ira­nian cities un­til De­cem­ber 16.

A scene from “For Free­dom” di­rected by Hos­sein Torabi.

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