MNA Iranian director Mir-Karimi awarded in Serbia
MEHR NEWS (IRAN)
Iranian director Mir-Karimi awarded in Serbia
TEHRAN, Nov. 6 (MNA) - Iranian director Reza Mir-Karimi was presented with
Plaque of Yugoslav Film Archive during a ceremony in Belgrade, Serbia &
Montenegro, Sunday night.
The award was given to Mir-Karimi by the archive's director Radoslav
Iran's Cultural Office has also organized a retrospective of the director's
movies in Serbia & Montenegro.
"My movies and I have traveled to many countries and I'm extremely looking
forward to hearing your opinions at the end of the screenings," Mir-Karimi
addressed the attendees of the award ceremony.
Referring to the Yugoslav director Emir Kusturica, one of the most creative
directors in cinema during the '80s and '90s, Mir-Karimi noted that his
style has had great influence on filmmaking procedure over the recent 20
years in Iran.
He elaborated on his debut "The Child and the Soldier", saying that it was
made seven or eight years ago and he made use of amateur cast.
His another credit "Here, a Burning Light" won the best film prize at the
8th edition of Religion Today, International Festival of Cinema and
Religion, which took place in Trento, Italy, from October 19 to 22.
Mir-Karimi's "So Close, So Far" was selected by the Farabi Cinematic
Foundation to represent Iranian cinema in the category of Best Foreign
Language Film at the 78th Annual Academy Awards in 2006.
The Yugoslav Film Archives (official title since 1952) is the national film
library of Serbia & Montenegro, founded in 1949 as The Central Film Archives
of the Yugoslav Film Library.