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Resistance fest announces lineup for Festival of Festivals

A lineup of 12 films is to be screened at the Festival of Festivals section of Resistance Int’l Film Festival.

The 16th annual Resistance International Film Festival (RIFF) in Iran has announced a lineup of 12 films to go on screen at the ‘Festival of Festivals’ section.

The ‘Festival of Festivals’ section of the 2020 Resistance filmfest will put under review movies produced over the past 40 years about the Islamic Revolution, Sacred Defense and resistance. It will also host feature, short and animated films and a number of music videos.

Included in the list are ‘The Fateful Day’ by Shahram Asadi, ‘Track 143’ by Narges Abyar, ‘The Survivor’ by Seyfollah Daad, ‘Villa Residents’ by Monir Qeidi and ‘Standing in the Dust’ by Mohammad-Hossein Mahdavian.

‘Journey to Chazzabeh’ by Rasoul Mollaqolipour, ‘Kimia’ by Ahmadreza Darvish, ‘Child of the Soil’ by Mohammad-Ali Basheh Ahangar and ‘Hoor on Fire’ by Azizollah Hamidnejad are also among the movies to be screened in this section of the festival.

Three films made by veteran Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Hatamikia are also in the lineup, including ‘The Glass Agency’, ‘From Karekheh to the Rhine’ and ‘The Scout’.

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The Resistance festival is organized every year to commemorate the anniversary of the 1980-1988 Iraqi war on Iran, which is known as the “Sacred Defense” in Iran.

The festival will run in two different stages. The first one will take place during the Sacred Defense Week from September 21 to 28 while the second stage will be held on November 21 to 27 to celebrate the anniversary of Basij Day, which falls on November 25.

The upcoming edition of the event will go online due to the pandemic.