A show of films sans sex and violence

A show of films sans sex and violence

Family Affair

Selected international films on family ties and bonding will be screened at a three-day festival being organised by Cine Darbaar in association with Iran Culture House and Instituto Cervantes.

During the festival titled Cinephilia and Beyond 2 beginning September  14, ‘clean’ films from countries like Iran, Germany, Cuba, Poland, France, Costa Rica and Peru will be screened.

The opening film of the festival is the Spanish entry A Boyfriend for Yasmina by Irene Cardona. The 92-minute comic flick is about a woman who discovers how much love and money have to do with marriage as she tries to get a green card.

Some other films to be showcased are Here without Me by Baharam Tavokkoli from Iran; So Far So Close by Reza Mirkarimi from Iran; Korczak by Andrej Wajda from Poland: You, Me and Tomorrow by Hernan Jimenz from Costa Roca; Don’t Tell Anyone by Francisco Joe Lombardi from Peru.

The festival, in its second year now, is being promoted by Iran to create a platform and environment for popularising and screening films based on family genres. Director, Cine Darbaar, Supriya Suri says, “Iranian films are very clean because of strict censorship laws there. So, the Iranian films focus mainly on family and children. Iran is supporting the festival beca­u­se they wanted a platform in Delhi where films sans sex and violence can be screened.”

The festival is also for the young cinephiles to enrich themselves through film screenings and sessions with industry veterans. The festival will also have a storytelling session by renowned Polish storyteller and folklorist, Michał Malinowski, known for his contribution to the revival of a story-telling movement in Poland.

A discourse by Avhiroop Mazumdar on trends on television content will be followed by the screening of documentary film Room 666 by Wim Wender. Mazumdar has worked in the Indian film and television industry for over seven years and has been associated with numerous television shows.

The entry to the festival at Instituto Cervantes is free and seating is on first come first served basis.

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