The Hyderabad Film Club and the Friends Of Iran Society, Hyderabad, under the auspices of the Consulate General Of Islamic Republic Of Iran, Hyderabad, are organising an Iranian Film Festival from 26th to 30th October, at the Indira Priyadarshani Auditorium, Public Gardens. 8 films will be screened during the 5-day festival.
Today, the 3rd day, Be Ahestegi (Slowly) will be the second film to be screened. The film is directed by Maziar Miri, and has Mohammad-Reza Foroutan, Niloofar Khoshkholgh, Hassan Poorshirazi, Maryam Boobani and Shahrokh Frootanian playing the central characters.
Syed Mahmoud is a welder hard at work on the Iranian railway when he learns that his wife has disappeared. Returning to Tehran, Mahmoud finds few people willing to help him locate her, while the rumor that she has run away and humiliated him provides unending neighborhood gossip.
This provocative second feature from director Maziar Miri begins as a realistic domestic mystery, but as it challenges ingrained societal stigmas, it ultimately speaks in the powerful — and hopeful — language of a modern-day myth.
Born in 1972 in Tehran, Maziar Miri graduated in editing from IRIB's College in 1996. He started his film career as an editor in Iranian TV channels, and edited a number of TV series as well as documentaries. He made a 3-part documentary on "Iranian Nature" from 1997-1999, and his first experience in fiction cinema is "Robin Hood" (1996). He co-directed a TV series, "Rezayate Family", in 1997, and then directed "This Film Is Not Important", a short fiction on Iranian classic music which is still in post-production.
"Unfinished Song", his first feature, was awarded and well-received at the international level. "Gradually..." is his second feature film.
The entry is free. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.