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Thursday December 6, 2018 08:36155

Iranian lineup at int’l competition of Cinema Verite unveiled

The 12th edition of the Cinema Verite, Iran’s major documentary film festival, has revealed Iranian lineup to compete at its international section.

Eight documentaries from Iranian filmmakers will compete with 26 documentaries from across the world in various categories of the event.

‘Exodus’ by Bahman Kiarostami and ‘Beloved’ by Yasser Talebi will compete at the full-length films section.

‘Shouting at the Wind’ co-directed by Siavash Jamali and Ata Mehrad as well as ‘Asak’ by Mehdi Zamanpur are scheduled to go on screen at the mid-length film section.

The Iranian representatives at the short film section include ‘Ashang’ by Mohammad-Sadeq Esmaeili, ‘Persepolis-Chicago’ by Orod Attarpour, ‘The Season of the Hot Winds’ by Hossein Rigi and ‘Ichthyosis’ by Farah Zare.

Soureh in Isfahan, Shahid Avini in Bushehr, Setareh Baran in Tabriz, Howzeh Honari in Sari, and Golestan in Shiraz as well as Charsou in Tehran are the cinema halls to host the event.

Organized by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center, the first edition of Cinema Verite was held in 2007.

Over the past decade it has emerged as one of the important events on Iran's documentary film calendar.

The Cinema Verite aims at protecting the nation's identity, promoting creative documentary, reinforcing the link between documentary cinema and social facts and events, introducing new global developments in documentary cinema, providing financial support for documentarians by distributing and screening their works in other festivals and removing hurdles to film production.

The 12th edition of the Cinema Verite is slated for December 9-16, 2018.