Iran Film Festival Held in Tokyo

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) An Iran Film Festival was held in Tokyo on August 8 and 9, hosted by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Embassy said the festival was aimed at deepening the friendship between the people of Iran and Japan, who have common elements of culture and history.

The festival also provided an opportunity for a number of Iranian movie directors and actors – as well as some victims of the Iran-Iraq war – to visit Japan.

Following the opening ceremony, three movies were presented. One was "Track 143," a non-fiction movie about a mother who is waiting for the return of her son from the battlefield. Another was "All Alone," which tells the story of a friendship between an Iranian boy and a Russian boy in south Iran. The third movie, "Night Bus," is about a young volunteer soldier's hardships and trouble in his mission, and is also non-fiction.

August 9 featured two movies: "The Consequence of Silence" and "Memory of Season." The latter is a documentary film about an Austrian doctor and his colleagues who took care of soldiers and civilians affected by poison gas.

On both days Q&A sessions with film directors were held.

Iranian movies have made strong impression in recent years, drawing praise from international audiences.

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