Among the films are Weightlessness by Mehdi Fardqaderi, The Castle of Dreams by Reza Mirkarimi and Domino by Laleh Barzegar.

Also included are Pastarioni by Soheil Movafaq and The Underwater Cypress by Mohammad-Ali Bashe- Ahangar.

In Weightlessness, the morning after the glittering wedding ceremony, the bride discovers that the bridegroom is gone.

Castle of Dreams is about two young children whose mother has just died, and their father, Jalal, after long years of absence, returns to sort things out, but he does not want to take the children with him.

Domino is about Yalda, who tries to reconcile with her husband because she is afraid of the opinions of others.

Pastarioni tells the story of an intense rivalry between a luxury Italian restaurant and a small family restaurant in Tehran, which leads them to unite.

The Underwater Cypress is about soldiers from an Iranian religious minority who are still listed as missing in action.

MENAR stands for the Middle East and North Africa Region, and the festival spotlights top cinema productions from these areas.

The festival, which opened on January 14, will be running until January 30.

Source: Tehran Times