Polish Film Festival In Tehran
small, Polish Film Festival In Tehran, Więckiewicz as Lech Wałęsa in Andrzej Wajda’s film, photo: Marcin Makowski / MAKUFLY / Akson Studio, walesa film wajda andrzej kadr 6_6282854.jpg
Several Polish films have been presented during a film festival held in Tehran. The opening gala took place at the Niavaran Cultural Complex on May 26th.
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walesa: man of hope
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The Iranian public was presented with a selection of recent on-screen successes from Polish masters as well as emerging artists: among themWałęsa: Man of Hope, Andrzej Wajda latest film - especially relevant with the approaching 25th anniversary of the first free elections in Poland. Supermarket by Maciej Żak, My Father’s Bike by Piotr Trzaskalski, and Imagine by Andrzej Jakimowski will also be showing.
The four-day event was organized by Iran’s Visual Media Institute. Its aim was to represent the Polish cinema industry and the nation’s culture. The Polish Ambassador to Iran – Juliusz Jacek Gojlo, the managing director of the Visual Media Institute - Hossein Mosafer-Astaneh, and Iran Cinema Organization Director - Hojjatollah Ayyubi were among the guests at the gala.
The ambassador expressed his gratitude to the organizers of the event. He added that his country has great interest in the cinema of Iran and hoped for better conditions so that Iranian filmmakers could produce films in Poland.
Mosafer-Astaneh spoke of the shared cultural and political relations of Poland and Iran, pointing out that the first film festival of Iran took place in Poland two years ago. He expressed hope that the festival would lead to increased relations, with Iran holding its second film festival in Poland within the coming months.
Source: tehrantimes.com, ed. Katarzyna Maksimiuk, 29.05.2014