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Fajr International Film Festival Tehran 35th Anniversary this April

19 April 2017 5:14 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Following the Persian New Year of Nowruz * arrive the eight days of the festival where the last works of great filmmakers such as Andrzej Wajda, Cristian Mongiu, Dardenne brothers, Denis Tanovic, Francois Ozon, Sion Sono, Agnieszka Holland, Aki Kaurismaki, Terrence Malick, Ken Loach and three Iranian Masters of Cinema will screen along with several special sidebars.

For the first time in Fajr International Film Festival, Shadow of Horror Midnight Screenings will host six horror films screening, every night at 11:30 pm in a program designed to entice an unaccustomed Iranian audience’s attention to this genre. Five of the features are from South Korea, Japan, Russia, Poland and Mexico. The sixth, an Iranian feature will have its International Premiere.

At least 68 students from 32 countries as well as 52 students from Iran are to take part in the inspiring, educational film making workshops of the 2017 Fajr. The program is called “Darol Fonoun »

- Sydney Levine

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Berlinale: Polish Party at the Academie Lounge (Photo Gallery)

14 February 2017 4:09 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Agnieszka Holland, the director of Berlinale competition film “Spoor,” attended the Polish Party at the Academie Lounge in Berlin on Friday, accompanied by the film’s stars Agnieszka Mandat (right) and Jakub Gierszal.

They were joined by Borys Szyc, another actor from “Spoor,” and Olga Tokarczuk, who penned the film’s script, adapting from her novel, “Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead.”

Other guests at the event, hosted by Magdalena Sroka, director of the Polish Film Institute, included Krzysztof Zanussi, film director, producer, and head of Tor Studio, actress Zofia Wichlacz (“Afterimage”), who was selected as a Shooting Star this year, and Sebastian Lach, an actor from “Erlprince,” which plays in the Berlinale’s Generation section.

Magdalena Sroka, Agnieszka Holland (Photo: Courtesy of Polish Film Institute)

Zofia Wichlacz (Photo: Courtesy of Polish Film Institute)

Marion Doering (Photo: Courtesy of Polish Film Institute)

Krzysztof Zanussi (Photo: Courtesy of Polish Film Institute)

Jakub Gierszal, »

- Leo Barraclough

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