Having started on July 24, the event has been organized by the office of the Iranian cultural attaché at the Iranian Embassy in Japan, in association with the Tokyo Municipality, Iran’s Farabi Foundation, as well as Japan’s Only Heart Institute.
Among the Iranian movies screened at the event are Maziar Miri’s 2017 drama, ‘Sara and Ayda,’ ‘A House on 41st Street’ (2016), directed by Hamidreza Qorbani, and Monir Qeidi’s ‘Villaieha,’ a war drama feature made in 2017, as well as the war documentary, ‘18 percent,’ directed by Mohammadreza Rezaeian.
The cultural attaché at the Iranian Embassy in Japan has translated the subtitles to 12 Iranian films since 2018, which have been screened in the four editions of the festival, while providing a source for learning the Persian language to Japanese students.
The features include Ebrahim Hatamikia’s 2016 action/drama ‘Bodyguard’; ‘Crazy Rook’ (2014), directed by Abolhassan Davoudi; and Reza Mirkarimi’s ‘So Close, So Far’ a winner of Crystal Simorq for Best Film at the Fajr Film Festival in 2005.
Source: Iran Daily