Írán:ci Film Festival 2020

|| The first major film event in 2020 will take place in mid-January. Already the 9th year of the IRAN: CI Festival in Prague 15. 1.—19. 1. 2020 || Brno 21.—22. 01. 2020 || Košice 23.—25. 1. 2020 || Bratislava 30.—31. 01. 2020.

|| Opening Ceremony of the Film Festival ÍRÁN:CI will take place on January 15, 2020 at 19.30 pm in Světozor Cinema.
As in previous years, the festival will introduce selected films from Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Amsterdam, and other prestigious international film festivals. Most of the films will be seen in the Czech Republic for the first time and many of them will be personally introduced by the most prominent personalities of the Iranian film world.

Screenings at Screenshot:

Khatemeh 

Documentary 

Only 14, Khatemeh runs away from her forced husband and aggressive brother and finds a haven in a female shelter. Shattered by her nightmarish domestic life, she hides away from her family as they pull every trick in their sleeves to take her back home. As the unceasing threats from her manipulative family get louder and closer, she finds it harder to pull herself together and stand for her own rights. A raw and immediate portrait of a girl on a constant run, this is a rollercoaster of a film that runs with rage, fear and an unceasing hope for deliverance.

Tickets:  https://goout.net/en/movies/khatemeh/wspff/+bntgp/

Block Of Shorts I.

Magralen / Maryam Zarei / Iran 2018– An imaginative boy and his blind younger sister pretend to drive Formula 1 race cars in the dreary scrapyard where they live. He dreams up whimsical scencarios to bring color into his sister’s life, and escape the growing distance between their parents.
Funfair / Kaveh Mazaheri / Iran 2019 – A middle-aged man drowning in debt involves his family in a low-stakes scheme to earn quick money. With the help of his cartoon-obsessed son and loving wife, what could possibly go wrong?
Manicure / Arman Fayyaz – Following a suicide in a mountain village, the body is prepared for burial in the local cemetery. As the villagers discover the dead woman’s intersexual physicality, her grieving husband is forced to face violent outbursts and threats from the unforgiving community.
The People Smuggle / Amir Reza Jalalian / Iran 2018 – A rugged old man living in a border town surrounded by a dense forest earns a living by misleading migrants and directing them onto heavily guarded paths. While smuggling a young couple, and to the detriment to his own business, the man takes a protective interest in the woman and tries to divert her from the inevitable death trap.

Zona / Toofan Nahan Ghodrati / Iran 2017 – A man accused of impregnating a woman is required by the court to prove his innocence with a DNA test. The results shatter the very foundation of his existence and trigger a cascading series of unfortunate events.

Filmfarsi

Documentary 

Iran is known across the universe as one of the most significant producers of phenomenal arthouse cinema. This is only partly true. Before the 1979 revolution, Iran produced some of the most bizarre, unintentionally hilarious and unforgivably terrible films filled with ridiculous narratives, sex, drugs and wars of honor. This is a joyous ride through this forgotten heritage of Iranian cine- ma that sheds light on the revolution which changed the destiny of Iranian people forever. Filmfarsi is an engaging and raw visual essay that dips and dives through the melodramatic and the trashy, the romantic and the absurd.                      Tickets: https://goout.net/en/movies/filmfarsi/dtpff/+totgp/

The Warden

Iran is known across the universe as one of the most significant producers of phenomenal arthouse cinema. This is only partly true. Before the 1979 revolution, Iran produced some of the most bizarre, unintentionally hilarious and unforgivably terrible films filled with ridiculous narratives, sex, drugs and wars of honor. This is a joyous ride through this forgotten heritage of Iranian cine- ma that sheds light on the revolution which changed the destiny of Iranian people forever. Filmfarsi is an engaging and raw visual essay that dips and dives through the melodramatic and the trashy, the romantic and the absurd.                      Tickets: https://goout.net/en/movies/filmfarsi/dtpff/+totgp/

Block Of Shorts II.

Elephant’s Shadow / Arman Khansarian –A recently divorced woman living in Tehran turns to an old friend to act out a scenario for her dying father in the hospital. As the two devoted friends spend their day in the city as a married couple, their selfless intentions are perhaps less platonic that they originally thought.
Cover / Vahid Alvandifar / Írán 2018 – Two rugged workers transport the deceased body of their colleague, Ahmad, when he unexpectedly returns from the dead. As the three men drive through mountainous roads to get home, Ahmad does everything in his power to escape his past life.
Chelleh / Davood Khayyam – An obese man in prison is rewarded with a 12-hour leave for memorizing the Koran. Cast out from society together with his overweight wife and son, the man dedicates his precious time outside his cell to ensure that his loved ones have the food and money they need to survive in the harsh outside world.
Fault Line / Soheil Amirsharifi / Iran 2018 – A teenage girl at the top of her class conspires with loyal friends to stage an accident at school. Are the theatrics and faked injury enough to disguise the clandestine truth about her commute to school that morning?
Reverence / Sogol Rezvani – A theatre actress in a romantic affair with her male co-star is forced to face her infidelity before the final night of her play. On stage, the two characters poetically profess their deep love for one another in an exchange that feels real beyond the script.

Talla

An unflinching look at the lives of Tehran’s middle-class today, Talla follows a determined young man whose future goes off the track as he pushes to earn the simplest life he deserves. He starts a small cafe with his girlfriend to build a meaningful life for his young ill niece, Talla, but his life takes an irreversible and sinister turn when he finds it impossible to pay back the investment and is left to make a much tougher decision than he ever imagined. The newest film from one of the most prominent figures of Iranian arthouse cinema, Talla is a sharp, fiercely honest portrait of a young man whose dreams come to a sudden halt in a world where every hope seems to lead to a dead-end.

Tickets: https://goout.net/en/movies/talla/rtpff/+aqtgp/

Bitter Dream/Khab-e talkh 6.12 / 19:30

Director: Mohsen Amiryoussefi 
Screenwriter: Mohsen Amiryoussefi 
Cinematography: Bayram Fazli 
Cast: Yadollah Anvari, Abbas Esfandiari,
Delbar Ghasri, Mohsen Rahimi, Safar-Ali Safari 
Producer: Touba Films

For forty years, Esfandiar has been unconcernedly preparing corpses for the journey to their final resting place. One day, whilst preparing a burial service, he’s taken ill. Might he too be mortal?

Tickets are available at:

https://bit.ly/2rfEnDy

Dingomaro – Iran’s Black South – 8.12 / 19:30

Director: Kamran Heidari
Screenplay: Kamran Heidari
Cinematography: Sajjad Arvand
Cast: Hamid Saeed
Producers: Dariush Rafiee, Kambiz Khoram

Hamid Saeed known as Dingomaro shares his thoughts and wishes about having a music concert with African musicians in Hormozgan. He and Dingomaro are friends.

Tickets are available at: 

https://bit.ly/34XKsTW

Block Of Shorts II – 7.12 / 21:30

Tickets are available at: 

https://bit.ly/2LkcP6T

AniMal

Directors: Bahman and Bahram Ark

2017 / 16 min

A man disguises himself as a ram in order to sneak over a border into another country.

Under the colours

Director: Esmail Monsef

2012 / 20 min

This soldiers’ tale begins when a female item appears in the barracks…

Duet

Director: Navid Danesh

2014 / 24 min

People are content with the situation they’re in, otherwise they would change it. It doesn’t matter at what cost, they would change it.

Like a Good Kid 

Director: Arian Vazirdaftari 

2018 / 20 min

Sara (a 24-year-old girl) is supposed to babysit Matin (a 6-year-old boy) for the day, while his mother is at work.

A Moon in Wane

Director: Ali Derakhshandeh

2017 / 22 min

A man assigned to transfer a dead body to another village based On the will of a deceased person.

Block Of Shorts I – 7.12 / 19:30

Retouch

Director: Kaveh Mazaheri

2017 / 20 min

Maryam’s husband died in front of her eyes and she just watches until he died.

Marziyeh

Director: Dornaz Hajiha

2017 / 29 min

Marziyeh goes to a wake with her husband. Something happens in the wake that changes their relationship.

The Road Is Closed 

Director:  Vahid Hajilouie

2011 / 22 min

 

The Old and Doleful Ballad of Asmar’s Rainy Afternoon

Director: Majid Barzegar 

2000 / 28 min.

A Glimpse of ÍRÁN:CI

In collaboration with IRAN:CI, Screenshot is delighted to invite you to watch a handpicked selection of outstanding Iranian films from the last 8 editions of ÍRÁN:CI.

With only a month left to the upcoming edition of ÍRÁN:CI, join us for this exquisite chance to experience some of the boldest films that have found their way to the festival between 2012 and 2019.

Nine breathtaking Shorts. One Internationally Acclaimed Feature Film. One Spectacular Documentary. Brought to you by Íránci Film Festival and Screenshot!

Tickets are available at :

https://bit.ly/35Z5QrL

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