Iranian born Danish director Ali Abbasi who made his debut with the horror filmShelley, selected at Berlin’s Panorama 2016, will also attend the festival with his second feature “Border” in Un Certain Regard. “Border” is a film about finding yourplace in the world, and not really knowing who you are and where you belong,” saidAbbasi.
“Umbra” by Saeid Jafarian will be screened in the short films competition and “Like a Good Kid” by Arian Vazirdaftari, talented Iranian filmmaker, will go on screen in the Cinéfondation, which is dedicated to young filmmakers.
“Umbra” is about a young lady who realizes a few minutes after midnight that her partner has disappeared. She goes out worriedly to seek her partner in the darkness of streets.
Ramin Bahrani, Iraninan-American director and screenwriter, will attend to the festival with “Fahrenheit 451.”
Golshifteh Farahani, famous Iranian actress, stars as a Kurdish-Yazidi woman whofights against the Islamic State in “Girls of The Sun” by Eva Husson. The movie wasalso selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
The very presence of Iranian cinema in Cannes 2018 shows its innovation and diversity. Persian Film Festival wish a great success for all of these prominent cinema makers.