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1/1/06

Iranian films of Fajr festival announced

TEHRAN, Jan. 1 (Mehr News Agency) -- The list of Iranian feature-length films to be screened at the 24th Fajr International Film Festival was announced by the secretariat of the festival on Saturday.

A total of 19 films will be contending for the Crystal Simorgh, the most prestigious Iranian cinematic award, in the category of Iranian Films.

The 19 films are "A Place in the Distance" (directed by Khosro Massumi), "It's Winter" (Rafi Pitz), "Stars, Volume One" (Fereidun Jeirani), "Junction" (Abolhassan Davudi), "Bagh Ferdows, Five in the Afternoon" (Siamak Shaqayeqi), "When All Were Asleep" (Fereidun Hassanpur), "Men at Work" (Mani Haqiqi), "Iranian Prince" (Mohammad Nurizad), "Slowly" (Maziar Miri), "In the Name of the Father" (Ebrahim Hatamikia), "Havana Dossier" (Alireza Raiisian), "Chahrshanbeh-Suri" (Asghar Farhadi), "Journey to Hidalo" (Mojtaba Raei), "Frenzied" (Mohammad-Ali Sajjadi), "Cafe Setareh" (Saman Moqaddam), "City of Chaos" (Yadollah Samadi), "Goodnight Cammander" (Ensieh Shah-Hosseini), "Rival Wife" (Alireza Davudnejad), and "Zagros Valley" (Mohammad-Ali Najafi).

The organizers have allocated 14 Tehran movie theaters for Iran's most important film gala, which will be held in the capital from January 20 to 30. The normal time for the festival, the beginning of February, coincided with the holy month of Muharram this year, thus the 2006 edition will be held ten days earlier.

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