Iranian Film Week in Japan has been scheduled to be launched in commemoration of 90 years of relationship between the two countries.
To be held in Tokyo, a total of seven Iranian films (feature, animation, documentary) will be screened at the event, a local media report said.
‘Season of Narges’ directed by Negar Azarbayjani, ‘The Mubarak’ by Mohammad-Reza Emami, ‘The Eastern’ by Masoud Taheri, and ‘Charm’ by Seyyed-Jalal Dehqani-Ashkezari are among the films.
The list goes on with ‘Bodyguard’ directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia, ‘Where Are My Shoes’ by Kioumars Pourahmad, and ‘Mermaid’ by Amir-Masoud Aqababaeian.
‘Season of Narges’ depicts a romantic narrative of ordinary people amid the chaotic and egoistic modern lifestyle, who have not lost the purity of their souls and minds, and who enjoy being human and loving others.
‘The Mubarak’ is an animation about an old man whose job is narrating stories using dolls that have been made in the adaptation of the Shahnameh characters. The old man has lived a big part of his life in these hero worlds and is concerned about a day when the black characters of Shahnameh send the world to endless darkness and misery. One day these dolls become alive and try to help the old man to ease his worries and concerns.
‘The Eastern’ is a documentary on the life of the Japanese Islamologist and Qur’an scholar Toshihiko Izutsu.
A social melodrama depicting consequences of Iran-Iraq war in 1980s, ‘Charm’ tells the story of a woman who faces problems on the night of her niece's wedding.
‘Bodyguard’ chronicles the story of a middle-aged man who protects high-ranking political figures. He gets into trouble when a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest approaches the vice president. He then has to evaluate the values that he sacrifices for.
‘Where Are My Shoes?’ is about a man who starts losing his memory to the point of Alzheimer after his wife and daughter lose touch with him.
‘Mermaid’ depicts a survivor of a diving team from Iraq-Iran war who lives beside the Persian Gulf and tries to prove that the oil companies are responsible for the water pollution in the gulf.
The Iranian Film Week in Tokyo is slated for August 8-10, 2018.