Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:29PM
The first Iranian three-dimensional cinematic production is slated to be screened at the 2013 edition of Fajr International Film Festival. Directed by Ali Atshani, the movie titled Mr. A is scheduled to be presented along with 20 foreign films with the same technology of production (3D) at the event. Mr. A chronicles the story of an engineer who knows that he will die in the near future, but he does not know the exact time. Atshani had earlier announced that he was planning to track an Iranian traveler on ‘Titanic’, a British passenger liner that struck an iceberg on its first voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, and sank in1912 leaving 1,517 people in the watery graves. Banana Skin, Democracy in the Daylight and The President’s Cell Phone are his better-known works. Ice Age 4, Narnia 3, Harry Potter 7, Madagascar 3, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate and Cars 2 are among the foreign 3D films programmed to be screened in the 31st Fajr film festival. Supervised by Iran’s Ministry of Culture, the annual event is comprised of two competitive sections as well as two non-competitive categories. Some sixteen productions were selected from 383 movies submitted by the filmmakers from 71 countries to be presented at this year’s International section of the festival. The selected movies are from Japan, China, South Korea, Ukraine, Australia, Britain, the United States and several other countries across the world. The 31st edition of Iran’s most important film presentation and competition Fajr International Film Festival is set to take place in the country’s capital of Tehran from January 31 to February 10, 2013. FGP/FGP