IRANIAN FILMS IN ARMENIAN FEST
July 15 2008
Fifth International Film Festival titled ‘Golden Plum’ opened in
Yerevan with the participation of two Iranian films.
The Iranian film ‘End of the Earth’ directed by Abulfazl Saffari and
Cyanosis by Rokhsareh Qaem-Maqami will be featured in narrative and
documentary film sections respectively.
Some 166 films from 65 countries are participating in the event.
The festival’s jury is headed by Darioush Mehrjouei, noted Iranian
The festival opened with a ceremony to sanctify plum, which considered
special fruit of Armenia, in Moscow Cinema of the Armenian capital
and then the film ‘Birds of Paradise’ by Roman Balayan, an Ukrainian
director of Armenian origin, was screened.
The entries at the competition section will be screened under three
categories of fiction films, documentary films and Armenian prospects.
Zawn Ghokasian serves as a juror at the prospects section.
Review of Mehrjouei’s works is also among the programs of this year’s
Golden Plum Festival.
The festival opened on Sunday and will conclude on July 20. –IRNA