July 23, 2011 By

Iran’s ‘Parviz’ to vie at Kerala Film Festival

CouvDP-Eng-Fr_PARVIZ_WebTwo Iranian films will be screened at the eighteenth edition of The International Film Festival of Kerala, slated to be held from December 6 through 13. The Iranian filmmaker Majid Barzegar’s feature length movie Pervez and Tajo Mahl by Danesh Eqbashavi are the two Iranian entries that will be competing with twelve other films from different countries in the international competition section of the festival.

Parviz portrays a fifty year old man who has spent his entire life in his father’s home and is jobless. His quiet routine is interrupted all of a sudden when his father decides to remarry and tells him to move out. Parviz took part in several international festivals such as the 10th Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Armenia, the New Directors section of the 2012 San Sebastian international film festival in Spain and the 2012 edition of Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece.

“Taj Mahal” by Danesh Eqbashavi revolves around a 60-year old Hossein, who lives in the southern Iranian city of Abadan. He finds himself caught between his job and his beliefs when he has to fire some of his co-workers in the shipbuilding plant.  The IFFK includes various sections such as Contemporary World Cinema, New Malayalam Cinema, Retrospectives of Major filmmakers, Homage and Tributes, Contemporary Indian Cinema, Short films and Documentaries.

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