Parvin Etesami filmfest to become intl. event PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 09 September 2009 07:16

The festival, named in memory of the Iranian poetess Parvin Etesami, will be held, November 22 to 27 in Tehran. A total of 41 foreign films of 20 countries have been slated to compete in the International Section of the event. Iranian films will also compete in three sections named The Golden Morning Glory, The New Look and the Special Section.

The national section jury members Shadmehr Rastin, Mohammadreza Aslani and Parivash Nazarieh selected 103 films of 400 works submitted to the secretariat of the gala. The jury members Nasser Bakideh, Kurosh Jahed and Hadi Manbti selected 41 films out of 135 submitted movies at the international section. Parvin Etesami (1907-1940) was born in Tabriz. She composed her first poem in the classical style when she was eight years old. She received her high school diploma of the American Girls’ School of Tehran and also taught at the school for two years. Her poems focus on themes of social awareness and the human aspect of life with simple yet insightful allegorical elements. There are no signs of romanticism or feminism in her works, although she lived in the period when Iran was beginning to modernize.

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