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Iranian Film at Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Iranian filmmaker Panahbarkhoda Rezai’s latest production is to be screened at the 2011 Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece.

Rezai’s Daughter…Father…Daughter will take part in the event’s Open Horizons section, which screens films with original and independent themes, ISNA reported.

Rezai’s 70 minute Daughter…Father…Daughter has recently received the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema NETPAC Award of the 2011 Italy Asiatic Film Festival held from October 12 to 22, in Rome.

The film poetically traces the solitary existence of three sisters living in a traditional region of Iran, where the occasional travelling salesman serves as a distraction from the general monotony.

Born in 1977, Panahbarkhoda Rezai has made some 30 short films and documentaries, and participated in numerous international events including Ireland’s 52nd Corona Cork Film Festival.

Rezai has made the documentary Song of the Light about the life and works of the prominent painter, Hossein Nouri, who painted a portrait of the Virgin Mary in front of Denmark’s embassy in Tehran during the protests against the publication of insulting cartoons about Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in Danish papers.

A Light in the Fog (2007), Lion of Desert (2009), Man of God (2008), Season of Union (2008), As Bright as Light (2007) are among Rezai’s better-known works.

The 52nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival will be held in the Greek capital city of Athens from November 4 to 13, 2011.

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