"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
... Payvand News - 4/9/07 ... --