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Three Iranian films tread in Syracuse Film Festival

TEHRAN, Apr.07 (ISNA)-Three Iranian films are to be represented in the competitive section of the Syracuse (SIF) International Film Festival, U.S.A. (Apr.18-22)

"Gilane" directed by Rakhshan Banietemad and Mohsen Abdulvahab, "Nose in the Iranian Style" by Mehrdad Ouskuei and "Gradually" by Maziar Miri will be represented in the event.

The competitive section of the SIF is host to films from the U.S., Australia, Taiwan, Italy, South Korea, Iran, South Africa and Slovakia.

Gilaneh by Rakshan Barri-Eternad & Mohsen Abdolvahab - 82 min, Fiction, Iran

It's New Year's Eve and its the Iran-Iraq war, Tehran is being repeatedly attacked with missiles. Gilaneh, a lonely middle-aged villager has to send her son to the war. She must also accompany her daughter to Tehran in search of her son-in-law, who has illegally left the service. 15 years later she is taking care of her chemically wounded son. Drama

Gradually by Maziar Miri - 74 min, Fiction - Iran

Mahmoud works for the Railroad Company outside Tehran. When he learns of the disappearance of his wife, who has a record of mental illness, he comes back to Tehran to look for her. Neighbors start to make his life impossible with their gossip. This film tells the story of the struggle of Iranian youth against the taboos of their society. Drama

Nose: Iranian Style by Mehrdan Oskovei - 52min, Documentary - Iran

This film explores the reasons that so many Iranian women wish to change their appearance by having plastic surgery on their noses. Through nose surgery the film surveys and analyzes urban society and today's youth of Iran especially in social, psychological, cultural and political contexts.


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