European Film Week in Iran

A line up of 15 films from 15 European countries, including Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and United Kingdom will be screened during the 8-day event.

Iran’s Art and Experience Cinema will organize the festival in collaboration with the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) cluster Iran.

EUNIC representatives, foreign diplomats, and groups of cultural figures and artists are scheduled to attend the opening ceremony of the festival.

Austrian director Miriam Unge’s 2016 drama “Fly Away Home” and German filmmaker Raoul Peck’s 2017 historical drama “The Young Karl Marx” are among the movies selected to be screened at the festival.

“Journey’s End”, a 2017 British film by Saul Dibb, and “People of Rome”, a 2003 Italian mockumentary by Ettore Scola are among the highlights.

Also included are “Afterimage” by the celebrated Polish director Andrzej Wajda, “Son of Sofia” by Greek director Elina Psykou and “The Miner” by Slovenian filmmaker Hanna Slak.

The festival will be held in the cities of Tehran, Tabriz, Shiraz, Isfahan, Kerman, Mashhad and Babol. Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan will also be hosting several workshops on cinema during the festival.

Presentation of the films that participate at the European Film Week in Iran.
Reportage of journalist Ghanbar Naderi from the opening of the event (Press TV, October 12, 2018).

Son of Sofia
Film summary
Athens, 2004. 11-year-old Misha arrives from Russia to live with his mother Sofia. He doesn’t know Sofia has been living with an elderly Greek gentleman. While Greece is living the Olympic dream, Misha will get violently catapulted into the adult world, riding on the darkside of his favorite fairy tales.
Running time: 105΄
Language: Greek, Russian
Tribeca IFF – Best International Narrative Feature
Sarajevo FF – CICAE Award
Directed By Elina Psykou
Production: Heretic Productions
Cast: Victor Khomut, Valery Tscheplanowa, Thanassis Papageorgiou, Artemis Havalits
Co-Production: Kinoelektron Productions, Chouchkov Βrothers Productions