IRÁNCI Film Festival 2019

The 8th edition of ÍRÁNCI film festival brings once again some of the most brilliant Iranian films to the cinemas from 15th to 26th of January 2019.

With premieres in festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, IDFA and other A list festivals around the globe, the festival will give the Czech and Slovak audiences the unique opportunity to watch some of the latest works of art from one of the most hailed film cultures of today.

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Pig

Khook; Mani Haghighi, 2018, versions: CS

When an infamous serial killer sets off to kill the best Iranian filmmakers around, a blacklisted director is devastated to realize that the killer is not after him. Set in a Tehran you have never seen before, the film is an unexpected and joyous journey into a world of bizarre masquerade balls, grotesque film sets and heavy metal labyrinths of the Iranian intelligence service, sewn carefully together with absurdist black comedy. Show more

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Bomb, a Love Story

Bomb, Yek Asheghaneh; Payman Maadi, 2018, versions: CS : fas

At the peak of Iran-Iraq war, sirens go off in Tehran relentlessly and people hide in bunkers in fear. But the sirens sound very different to one couple dealing with their fractured past; a past that separates them more with every siren they hear. A heartfelt and powerful look at the darkest years of Iranian contemporary history, Bomb, a Love Story is a journey into the hearts of the men and women whose lives changed forever with war. Show more

2D CS 15
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Pán Alí a holuby

Ali Agha; Kamran Heidari, 2017, versions: CS : fas

A gravely ill man with an unconditional love for his pigeons fights against all those who attempt to save him. The more he fights to protect his beloved pigeons, the more his sickness and bitterness grow and so does the gap between him and his family. This is a gripping flight from enthusiasm into obsession witnessed in an extremely well-crafted and unsettling miniature about masculine pride and how it can curdle into spiky paranoia. Show more

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3 Faces

Serokh; Jafar Panahi, 2018, versions: CS : fas, tur

After receiving a shocking video of a young hopeless wannabe actress escaping her repressive family and committing suicide, Jafar Panahi goes on a search for her along with the girl’s cinema idol, a famous Iranian actress. An allusive and charming journey reminiscent of the great works of Abbas Kiarostami, 3 Faces is an amusing road trip through the territory of patriarchal rural Iran where the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality. Show more

2D CS 15
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Dressage

Deresazh; Pooya Badkoobeh, 2018, versions: CS : fas

When a young rebellious girl takes part in a fun robbery with a group of friends, she finds herself in much deeper trouble than she expected in this clear-cut, allegorical and unsettling moral drama that plunges deeply into the muddled, exasperating world of Iranian teenagers. An ethical tale for a new era, Dressage is a sharp and provocative look at power, money, hypocrisy, and the gap between the growing social divisions within contemporary Iranian society. Show more

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Beloved

Delband; Yaser Talebi, 2018, versions: CS : fas

All alone in the middle of the ever-changing nature, an 82-year-old strong-minded woman lives away from her children, in utter solitude with her faithful cows. This striking and heartfelt portrait captures in an honest and profound way one of the strongest women of our time: an indomitable personality who lives an admirable life in total harmony with nature; a woman who ultimately chooses independence over everything else. Show more

2D CS 15
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Willow And Wind

Bid o Bad; Mohammad-Ali Talebi, 2000, versions: CS : fas

When a young student is asked by his strict teacher to replace a broken classroom window, he embarks on a stunning journey through the heart of a dense windy forest to fulfill his impossible task. A touching story which confidently combines big-hearted humanism with Hitchcockian tension in a breathtakingly beautiful style, Willow and Wind is one of the masterpieces of Iranian cinema that proves once again that great filmmaking is possible with the simplest of tools. Show more

2D CS
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