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Fajr Film Festival unveils 2021 lineup

Lineup of the 39th Fajr Film Festival in Iran is unveiled.

Lineup for the 2021 edition of the Fajr Film Festival (FFF) in Iran has been unveiled.

Mohammad-Mehdi Tabatabaeenejad, the secretary of the 39th FFF, on Tuesday announced the names of the films to take part in the festival’s main competition section, Sodaye-Simorgh.

A lineup of 16 feature films has been selected from 57 movies which applied for the festival.

Here is a list of the feature films which will vie at the Sodaye-Simorgh section:

1- ‘Ablaq’ (piebald) directed by Narges Abyar

2- ‘Bihamechiz’ (without anything) directed by Mohsen Qaraee

3- ‘The Sniper’ by Ali Ghaffari

4- ‘Ti Ti’ by Aida Panahandeh

5- ‘180° Rule’ by Farnoush Samadi

6- ‘Romanticism of Emad and Touba’ by Kaveh Sabbaghzadeh

7- ‘Once Upon a Time, Abadan’ by Hamid-Reza Azarang

8- ‘Bright’ by Rouhollah Hejazi

9- ‘Zalava’ by Arsalan Amiri

10- ‘Setareh Bazi’ (star game) by Hatef Alimardani

11- ‘Shashlik’ (Shish Kebab) by Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian

12- ‘Gijgah’ (temple) by Adel Tabrizi

13- ‘Mom’ by Arash Anisi

14- ‘Expediency’ (Maslahat) by Hossein Darabi

15- ‘Mansour’ by Siavash Sarmadi

16- ‘Yadu’ by Mehdi Jafari.

The 39th FFF will take place from January 31 to February 10, 2021.

The Fajr Film Festival coincides with the ten-day Fajr ceremonies across Iran, marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Since its establishment in 1982, the FFF has played a vital role in the development of Iranian Cinema.