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12/31/05

Foreign films line up for Fajr festival

TEHRAN, Dec. 31 (Mehr News Agency) -- Organizers of the 24th Fajr International Film Festival have announced seven of the foreign films which are scheduled to be screened in the International Section of Iran's most prestigious film gala.

"Cache" (directed by Michael Haneke, 2005, from Austria, Germany, Italy, and France), "Broken Flowers" (Jim Jarmusch, 2005, from the United States), "Good Night, and Good Luck" (George Clooney, 2005, from the United States), "Oliver Twist" (Roman Polanski, 2005, from England), "Keys House" (Gianni Amelio, 2004, from Italy), "Merry Christmas" (Christian Carion, 2005, from France), and "Le Couperet" (Costa-Gavras, 2005, from Belgium, France, and Spain) are the films that will be screened in the competitive and noncompetitive categories of the International Section of the festival, which will be held in Tehran from January 20 to 30.

This year's festival will also be holding retrospectives of Japanese filmmaker Yoji Yamada and American director Sydney Lumet.

In addition, organizers plan to hold a program entitled Panorama of Latin American Cinema and to commemorate the centennial anniversary of Chinese cinema by screening ten Chinese films.

... Payvand News - 12/31/05 ... --



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