IRANIAN FILM FESTIVAL (ETERNAL KIDS) -By : Sajjad Hussain

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Iranian Film Festival has been kicked off under auspices of Culture Centre, Embassy of Iran, Rawalpindi in collaboration with Rawalpindi Arts Council with super hit andaward winning movie Eternal Kids. The Writer, Director and producer of the film was Pouran Derakhshandeh. Pourān Derakh'shandeh is an Iranian film director, producer, screen writer, and researcher. Derakh'shandeh graduated in film directing in 1975 from Advanced School of Television and Cinema in Tehran. She started her professional career by making documentary films for the Kermanshah Television and subsequently for the Tehran Television. Her motion pictures include Relationship (1986), A Little Bird of Happiness (1987), Passing Through the Dust (1988), Lost Time (1989), A Love Without Frontier (1998), Candle in the Wind (2003), Wet Dream (2005), Eternal Children (2006), and Hush! Girls Don't Scream (2013).
At the time she began working at NIRT and Produced “Plague”; A documentary about plague disease in Kurdistan Province. Next year, she produced a documentary about the "Last Wednesday of the Year" ceremony custom in some areas of Iran, “End Wednesday” (1976). In 1978 she directed “Mineral Springs of Rah Haraz” and a trilogy documentary series about handicrafts in Kurdistan titled, “Moj, janamaz and sajadeh”, “Nazok kari” and “Short–napped coarse carpet”. The four-part “Synthetic and Natural Fiber” was a research documentary about thread, worsted cotton, silk and synthetic fiber. During 1979-1980, Derakhshandeh produced “The Wheels Whirl”. It examines economic and social depression and closed manufactures like Iran National. “Shokaran” focused on addiction. The 17-part documentary explores difficulties for women, men and children who are addicted to drugs, drug smuggling, and means of preventing drug abuse. The production lasted from 1980 to 1982.
The 90 minutes movie Eternal Kids was story "Preparing for her marriage to Saeed, Negar finds out that her soon to be husband has a moral obligation to his mentally handicapped brother. She must decide whether to accept the circumstances and share her life with a third person or move away.
Actors of the movie were Shahab Hosseini, Elham Hamidi, Ahu Kheradmand and Pantea Bahram. The movies So Close so Far and The Color of Paradise will also be shown in RAC auditorium on 5 and 6 December.

Posted on Dec 05, 16 | 11:05 pm