Four Iranian short films will be reviewed at the ‘Motives of Persia’ section of the 44th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF).
Produced by the Iranian Youth Cinema Society, the films are: ‘Dualpa’ by Mohammadreza Moradi; ‘Dakal’ by Babak Mostafavi; ‘Fashion’ by Fardin Ansari; and ‘The Savior’ by Soheila Pour-Mohammadi, all of which will be screened and reviewed in the non-competitive section.
The Iranian section is inspired by the poem called, ‘Persian Motifs,’ written by Russian poet Sergei Yesenin, and is held to pay homage to the poet.
Yesenin was one of the most popular and well-known Russian poets of the 20th century, known for his lyrical evocations of and nostalgia for the village life of his childhood – no idyll, presented in all its rawness, with an implied curse on urbanization and industrialization.
Yesenin dreamed of traveling to the wonderful land of Persia, and even though he had never set foot in Shiraz and Khorasan, his love for Iran made him imagine these lands riding on a pink horse. His poems are collected in a book titled, ‘Persian Motifs’.
In addition, five Iranian films, produced by the Farabi Cinema Foundation, are also scheduled to compete in the Competition Section of the festival.
‘No Prior Appointment,’ by Behrouz Shoeibi, will participate in the Competition Section of the event. Furthurmore, ‘Romanticism of Emad & Tooba’ by Kaveh Sabbaghzadeh; ‘Sea Boys’ by Hossein Qassemi-Jami and Afshin Hashemi; ‘Wolf Cubs of Apple Valley’ by Fereydoun Najafi; and ‘The Reverse Path’ by Abolfazl Jalili will compete in the event.
The Russian festival is slated to be held from August 26 to September 2.