The Iranian Film Festival is upon us once again and has fast become one of the Czech Republic's best new film festivals. From recent award-winning features like Bani Khoshnoudi's immigrant tale Fireflies to classics like Asghar Farhadi's Fireworks Wednesday, the festival boasts a diverse programme able to cater the likes of anyone.
Monte starts off as an intriguing family drama but soon descends into self-parody and just pure silliness.
Parting cleverly tells a part of the refugee struggle that's not usually told. It's an informative look into the complicated and gruelling process of escaping one's own country, before even thinking about the perils that lay on the journey ahead.
Now in its 7th year, the Festival of Iranian Films is back again with some daring new titles to push the envelope of independent cinema.
A genuine fright fest that like all good modern horrors, relies more on atmosphere than cheap jump scares. With the turbulent backdrop of the Iran-Iraq war and an extremely unnerving folk tale mixed in, Under the Shadow is more than worth your time.
One of the stand-outs in Prague's 6th Festival of Iranian Films this year has been the desert dwelling genre bender A Dragon Arrives! A film that pushes men to their boundaries through both psychological and supernatural forces. Part mockumentary, part art house. Confused? You're supposed to be.
The 6th Festival of Iranian Films starts in Prague this week on the 10th of January and it couldn't be a more exciting and diverse year for the festival. On top of the exceptional selection of feature films, short films and documentaries, the festival welcomes additional speakers and performers from within the Iranian art and music industry. The festival, like the selection of films it boasts every year, is ready to transcend some controversial boundaries making it one of Prague's best current film festivals... You really shouldn't miss this one.