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13:55 | 2009-02-04


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Iranian Film Festival Attracts Big Crowds

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian film show, as part of Iran's cultural week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Islamic Revolution in Iran, is attracting a large number of visitors at National Art Gallery (NAG).

Depicting Iranian culture and traditions, the movie titled "God is Close" was screened here Monday at NAG's auditorium while "The Third Day" was showcased on February 3.

According to the Islamic republic news agency, the film show included the movies like "Jesus" and "The Eternal Kids" that presented the diversity in Iranian dialectics, different life styles and other traditions.

Organized by Cultural office of Iranian Consulate, the festival included an Iranian art exhibition carrying glimpses of inlaid wood, engraving, Iranian miniatures, caricature, contemporary paintings and impressionist works, tourist and pilgrimage attractions, local costumes and traditional sewing.

A large collection of photographs are presented in the festival which depict images of the effects revolution on Iranian photographers and also their combat against the fomer Shah regime until the ultimate success of the revolution and eight years of the sacred defense. They are also photos about reconstruction period and industrial, scientific and technological developments.

A cultural troupe comprising artists and craftsmen from Iran also participated in the event.

Iranian painting being a blended word, indicates some sort of painting which has appeared during centuries in the land of Iran. This kind of painting called miniature by the Western researchers and scholars has a deep and fruitful history while the high values attained by the artists of this course are the result of their prolonged efforts which have passed through the depth of the history.

Iran's handicraft at a glance is the art of making handicrafts in consistent and extremely solid ancient traditions.

The art of inlaying wood is one of the finest and most authentic traditional Iranian arts and an exquisite example of the talent of the Iranian people.