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Second London Iranian Film Festival

For more news visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.comFollow us on Twitter ☛ us on Facebook ☛ enjoyed a week of films and culture at the Second London Iranian Film Festival. Our correspondent met up with two Iranian film-makers there who are also established film experts. Let's here what they have to say.The Second London Iranian Film Festival presents a week of the best documentaries, shorts, animations and feature films from both established and upcoming film-makers.Esmaeil Mihandoost's first feature film “A Very Close Encounter” tells the story of a highway car crash with a twist.The unusual nonlinear narrative unravels the hidden mind games of the four main characters, and is centered on the close relationship between the two women.Mihandoost says the recent political turmoil in Iran has helped put Iranian cinema on the world map.[Esmaeil Mihandoost, Film Director]:“The world's attention on the Iranian community in recent years has also put Iranian cinema center stage. Also Iranian cinema has improved greatly. One will always find a movie from Iran premiered at any global film festival.”The documentary “Bonjour Mr. Ghaffari” pays homage to a pioneer film maker and founder of the Iranian film archive.The revered film expert died in exile in Paris in 2006.Director Parviz Jahed is himself a film critic and Iranian cinema lecturer in London.[Parviz Jahed, Film Director]:“Ghaffari, Golestan and other filmmakers like them were trying to change the course of Iranian cinema by presenting new projects. And in my opinion, they established a new wave of cinema (in Iran).”“This is Not A Film”, by award-winning director Jafar Panahi, captures a day in his life under house arrest for voicing support for an opposition candidate last June.Banned from making films for the next two decades, Panahi awaits the court's final verdict that could send him to six years in prison...

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