Canadian festival to screen Iranian films in Montreal


Five Iranian productions are slated to be screened at the 2009 edition of Montreal’s international World Film Festival in Canada.

Mohammadreza Vatandoust’s When the Lemons Turned Yellow… will participate in the event’s First Films World Competition and Mohsen Amiryousefi’s Fire Keeper has been accepted to the festival’s World Compltiton section.

Abdolreza Kahani’s award-winning Twenty and Ensieh Shah-Hosseini’s Penalty will participate in the festival’s Focus on World Cinema section, while Panah Panahi’s First Film will take part in the Short Films Focus on World Cinema section.

Kahani’s 88-minute Twenty has won the Special Jury Prize and the Prize of Ecumenical Jury of the 2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The 33rd World Film Festival, to be held from August 27 to September 7, 2009, will screen feature-length and short films as well as documentaries by well-known and first-time filmmakers from over 70 countries.

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