A scene from the new Iranian film 'As Simple as That'.
Thessaloniki/New York (meaus) Two new feature-length Iranian films are to be screened at the 49th International Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece.
'As Simple as That', directed by Reza Mirkarimi, is the story of the daily challenges set before a middle-class Iranian woman. The film has received numerous international awards, including the Golden George Award of the 30th Moscow International Film Festival.
Hengameh Qaziani won the Best Actress Prize of Bulgaria's 16th Love Is Folly International Film Festival for her role in Mirkarimi's family drama.
The other film, 'Over There' by Abdolreza Kahani will be screened at the international competition section. The 70-minute production recounts the story of a young man who has to return to the USA, but cannot leave Iran due to marital problems.
The 2008 Thessaloniki Film Festival will be held from November 14-23, 2008.
© PROMETHEUS 137/2008
PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin - News, Politics, Art and Science. Nr. 137, November 2008