The five-day festival named “Spotlight on Italian Cinema” will go online from December 1 on the Iranian platform www.hashure.com.
This is the second official collaboration between Iran’s Art and Experience Institute of Iranian Cinema and the Hashure platform, the first of which took place during the fourth edition of European Film Week, an online event from November 7 to 16.
The event was first to be organized from February 20 to 26 at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran, Golestan Cineplex in Shiraz, and Labkhand Cinema on Kish Island.
However, it was canceled three days after its opening due to the shutdown of the cultural centers and programs in Iran following the outbreak of coronavirus.
The lineup of the festival will be announced in the near future.
The previous screening program includes seven notable Italian films, such as “Equilibrium” by Vincenzo Marra, “The Path of Oil” by Bernardo Bertolucci, “My Mother” by Nanni Moretti, and “Martin Eden” by Pietro Marcello.
The festival was scheduled to be attended by Italian filmmaker Marra and producer Sergio Toffetti.
The poster of the Italian Film Week was designed by Iran’s prominent illustrator Behzad Khorshidi.