Several recent top hit Iranian movies have been selected to be screened at the 2012 edition of Kolkata International Film Festival in India. Some Iranian cinematic productions created by the country’s prominent filmmakers such as Dariush Mehrjui, Asghar Farhadi, Abbas Kiarostami and Ali Mosaffa are to be presented at the Competition section of the festival. Mehrjui’s The Orange Suit and Kiarostami’s Japanese-language drama Like Someone in Love are to vie at the event, ISNA reported. Farhadi’s Academy Award winning movie A Separation and Mosaffa’s Last Step will also represent Iranian cinema at the 18th edition of the Indian festival. Farhadi’s acclaimed drama A Separation won the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.
Each of the participated films has been screened in some international festivals and garnered rave reviews from both critics and audience.Founded in 1995, this year’s Kolkata International Film Festival kicked off on November 10 and will run until November 17. FGP/FGP