The 2nd Persian International Film Festival launches in Sydney on Thursday night (August 22nd) with a screening of Massoud Bakhshi’s A Respectable Family (یک خانواده محترم). The festival showcases films from Persian speaking communities of Iran and Afghanistan, and from the global Persian community across the globe to celebrate their similarities, diversities and complexities through film for both Persian and Australian audiences.
Highlights include: Abbas Kiarostami’s Like Someone in Love (which I highly recommend); About Elly, written and directed by Asghar Farhadi (The Past, A Separation); and 1999’s Tehran: the 25th Hour (تهران، ساعت ۲۵), which revisits the joy experienced on the streets of Tehran after the Iranian soccer team qualified as the 32nd team in the 1998 Soccer World Cup.
For the full line-up, please visit the official festival website: http://persianfilmfestival.com/
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