News ID: 194933
Published: 0114 GMT June 17, 2017

Iran's 'Cold Breath' screening to be dedicated to Kiarostami in Europe

Iran's 'Cold Breath' screening to be dedicated to Kiarostami in Europe

The public screening of 'Cold Breath', by Abbas Raziji, is to be dedicated to late internationally-acclaimed Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami in Europe.

Raziji said the late Kiarostami had played a key role in introducing Iranian cinema to the world, Europe in particular.

He said the film is to vie at the 14th Salento International Film Festival (SIFF) which is to take place from September 1 to 9, 2017 in Tricase, Salento Apulia in Italy.

Raziji noted that the film has so far taken part in over 40 international festivals and has managed to win several awards.

The movie narrates the story of a woman called Maryam, who is past her thirties, and the hardships she faces every day.

Meanwhile, Experimental-documentary film 'Abbas Kiarostami', directed by Midia Kiasat, will go on screen at Vagrant Film Festival 2017 in Belarus.

This film will premiere at the inner courtyard of the National History Museum of Belarus in Minsk on July 23 to compete with 30 other works from other countries.

The flick demonstrates a new look at late Kiarostami in which the archival footage and songs by prominent traditional vocalist Shahram Nazeri are used on script and film title sequence.

Kiarostami was a highly influential figure in world cinema who passed away at 76 in Paris where he had been undergoing treatment for cancer.

The news of his death rattled fellow filmmakers and audiences around the world. Former French president François Hollande was among the most notable figures to pay tribute to Kiarostami, hailing him as the filmmaker who has "profoundly marked the history of cinema".

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