TEHRAN – The Cinéma Vérité festival has announced a program of short films by foreign filmmakers participating in the 15th edition of the great Iranian international documentary film festival.
“The Fantastic” by Maija Blafield from Finland is one of the films.
In this film, North Korean exiles recall their first impressions while watching banned foreign films.
The lineup also includes “My Country, So Beautiful” by Polish director Grzegorz Paprzycki.
It is a documentary portrait of Poland, in which two forces clash representing completely different visions of the world: the left vision of the country against the homogeneous Poland constructed by the far right. Among these ideologies – people fighting in the name of their own values and principles, there is one main disagreement – nationalism.
Swiss filmmaker Aylin Gökmen will participate in the festival with her latest film “Spirits and Rocks: An Azorean Myth”.
On a volcanic island, residents are caught in a never-ending cycle: the threat of impending eruptions and earthquakes, and the burden of past trauma weigh on them. Some rely on myths and religious beliefs to interpret their precarious situation, while others show resilience, rebuilding their villages from volcanic rocks. Reflecting the aerial atmosphere of the island’s landscapes, the film gradually takes on the appearance of the stories it tells.
“Storgetnya”, a co-production between France and Armenia, will also be screened in this category.
Directed by Hovig Hagopian, it is a doctor in a lab coat and hard hat who orders his patients to jump and swing their arms in the dimly lit caverns of an Armenian salt mine, 230 meters below Earth. In this magically strange world, the mineral-rich air is believed to cure their breathing problems.
Polish director Katarzyna Warzecha’s “We Have One Heart” will also compete at the festival.
In this film, when Adam discovers the letters his parents exchanged years ago, he takes the opportunity to learn more about his father, whom he never knew, discovering an extraordinary family secret.
“The Game” by Roman Hodel from Switzerland, “I Don’t Feel at Home Anywhere Anymore” by Viv Li from Belgium, “The Hole’s Journey” by Ghita Skali from the Netherlands, “In Flow of Words” by Eliane Esther Bots from the Netherlands, “Imagining My Father” by Emil Norgaard Munk from Denmark and “A Year in Exile” by Malaz Usta from Turkey are other films selected to be screened in this section of the festival, which will take place in line from December 9 to 16. .
Photo: A scene from “I don’t feel at home anywhere anymore” by Viv Li.
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