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"Persian Carpet" in Montreal Film Festival

TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (ISNA)-Iranian documentary "Persian Carpet" will be played on the screens of Montreal Film Festival. This film is a joint production of 15 Iranian directors, which depict their views over Iranian hand woven carpets that are known as great artistic masterpieces in the world. All 15 directors are in Canada so to attend in this festival.
Persian Carpet
Iran / 2007 / 35 mm / Colour / 120 min / Dir.: .Behruz Afkhami, Rakhshan Bani Etemad, Bahram Beizai, Jafar Panahi, Kamal Tabrizi, Seifollah Daad, Mojtaba Raee, Nor-ol-Din Zarrin-Kelk, Khosro Sinaee, Bahman Farmanara, Abbas Kiarostami, Majid Majidi, Dariush Mehrjui, Reza Mir-Karimi, Mohammad Reza Honardmand, Cast: Hossein Eskandari, Mina Rasti, Melika Janesari, Hosseim Moqimin, Ramz-Ali Dadvar, Yunes Farzane, Bahram Shakeri, Reza Kianian
Fifteen Iranian filmmakers express themselves on the theme of the Persian carpet, an essential elemnt of Iranian art and culture.
The Persian carpet -- from "farsh", meaning "to spread" -- is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art, and dates back to ancient times. Conceived first among the nomadic tribes as a household necessity for the harsh winters, the Persian carpet has evolved into a marvellous vehicle of artistic expression noted particularly for its vivid colours and motifs. In this episodic film, fifteen filmmakers were allowed to choose their particular subjects and narrative forms. The formats include music video, art video, documenatry, animation and fiction, and the episodes are set in different cities aroun Iran.
Screening Times
"Road" by Abbas Kiarostami, "Yellow Blue Red" by Ali Karimi and "The Last Queen of Earth" by Mohammad Reza Arab are other Iranian products in the Montreal film festival, held in Canada.

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