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The Boston Festival of Films from Iran, Nov 7-30

Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Boston Festival of Films from Iran has become one of the most extensive showcases of contemporary Iranian cinema in the United States and this year's 15-film program highlights documentaries, dramas, and comedies by both veteran and new directors.

Before the Burial

We are also delighted to host two very special guests:

  • Renowned director Majid Majidi, will kick off the festival on Nov 7with a screening of his latest film The Song of the Sparrows on opening night. Majidi will be present to receive the ILEX Foundation Award for Excellence in Iranian Cinema.

  • The ILEX Foundation will also be awarding its first ILEX Award for Lifetime Achievement to Dariush Mehrjui, who will be present for our of his new film Santouri: The Music Man on Nov 14.

    Other festival highlights include:

  • Nov 15 & 19: As Simple As That, Seyyed Reza Mir Karimi's Cannes Film Festival selection by presents a groundbreaking, honest portrait of a distressed middle class housewife.

  • Nov 15 & 28: Behnam Behzadi's debut feature Before the Burial is widely regarded as one of the best Iranian films of the past few years.

  • Nov 29: Our first program of short films comprises 8 works that take on a variety of Iranian experiences.

  • All films produced in Iran and in Persian with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.

    This festival is produced with support from the ILEX Foundation.

    To see the full schedule and by tickets please visit

    ... Payvand News - 10/22/08 ... --

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