0834 GMT January 26, 2021
.Late renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami will be commemorated at the 12th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF 2017) in Georgia on September 17-2
The fest will also play host to an exhibition by Iranian photographer and filmmaker Seifollah Samadian, displaying 35 photos of Kiarostami, and nine Iranian flicks, ISNA reported.
Three Iranian cineastes will also attend the Georgian festival as jury members including Samadian, who is to judge the documentaries.
Among the Iranian features are ‘A Man of Integrity’ directed by Mohammad Rasoulof and ‘Takeoff’ directed by Ehsan Ebadipour.
The short Iranian films to attend the fest are ‘Retouch’ by Kaveh Mazaheri, ‘Gaze’ (a coproduction of Iran and Italy) directed by Farnoush Samadi and ‘The Voice’ (jointly produced by Iran and Azerbaijan) directed by Dariush Najafi-Gol.