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Visions du Réel screens Iranian doc ‘The Old Man and the Singer’

The Visions du Réel Film Festival in Switzerland screens Iranian doc ‘The Old Man and the Singer’.

The Visions du Réel Film Festival in Switzerland has screened Iranian documentary ‘The Old Man and the Singer’.

Made by Amir Osanlou, the documentary was filmed in Aleppo, Syria.

It narrates the story of an old man from Aleppo and his friend who are trying to make a house in the ruins after six years since the war.

The other Iranian attendees included ‘A Horse Has More Blood Than a Human’ by Abolfazl Talouni, ‘The Leaves’ directed by Hamid Jafari, Amin Behrouzzadeh’s ‘Fish Eye’ and ‘The Marriage Project’ by Hessam Eslami and Atieh Attarzadeh.

Established in 1969, the Visions du Réel (Visions of Reality) is an internationally renowned documentary film festival and the largest Swiss documentary event. The fest is open to worldwide entries.

The Visions du Réel is one of the only Swiss film festivals to present a majority of its films as world or international premieres. It also offers the unique opportunity to meet the film directors, which are present at each first screening of the films.

The Festival is also a stepping stone for new talent.

Alongside a very varied program, the festival also offers master-classes, debates with film directors, meetings with professionals, and many cultural mediation activities.

This year’s edition of the event was held online April 24-May 02, 2020.

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