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‘Underwater Cypress’ to screen in Sofia Menar Film Festival

Sofia MENAR Int'l Film Festival in Bulgaria is to host ‘Underwater Cypress’.

The Sofia MENAR International Film Festival in Bulgaria is scheduled to host ‘Underwater Cypress’.

The film, directed by Mohammad-Ali Bashe-Ahangar, will be screened at the 12th edition of the film festival.

The synopsis of the film reads, “Will Jahanbakhsh Keramat’s secret be disclosed? If revealed, it will make Chista, Mahrou, Goudarz, Bahram, Jahangir and Major Poushyas restless.

To prove his innocence and find peace, Jahanbakhsh starts a long journey; a journey that changes the life of all these people”.

Notable among the film stars are Babak Hamidiyan, Massoud Rayegan, Reza Behboudi, Mina Sadati, Houman Barqnavard, Setareh Eskandari, and Shahram Haqiqatdoust.

Sofia MENAR Film Festival makes Bulgarian audience familiar with the culture and traditions of the Islamic world.

The program of Sofia MENAR Film Festival presents the best of Middle East and North Africa cinema productions, including feature films, documentaries and short projects.

The festival is held every year in January and runs at the same time in Sofia and other major Bulgarian cities.

The term MENAR, for "Middle East and North Africa Region", is an acronym often used to cover an extensive area, stretching from Morocco to Iran, including the majority of both the Middle Eastern and Maghreb countries.

The 2020 edition of the event kicked off on January 14 and will be running until January 30.