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Iran marks National Cinema Day

Iranians mark the National Cinema Day on Friday, with the country celebrating a 120-year cinema history.

Iranians mark the National Cinema Day on Friday, with the country celebrating a 120-year cinema history.

The National Cinema Day is celebrated in Iran on Shahrivar 21 on the Persian calendar, which falls on September 11 this year.

Shahrivar 21 has been designated as the National Cinema Day since 2000 during the 4th Iran Cinema Celebration, which coincided with the observation of 100 years of Iranian cinema. The country’s cinema has improved since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Since then, the Iranian films have addressed new themes such as ethical and religious values, and have earned international fame, taking part in various festivals around the world.

This year, the celebration is different amid the coronavirus pandemic that forced curbs on movie theaters in Iran and around the globe.

ifilm extends its congratulations to cineastes and the seventh art workforce on the occasion of the National Cinema Day.

 SQ/MM

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