TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The 36th edition of the festival started on Thursday and would close on February 10.
Since 2015, the festival has been held in two separate national and international categories. The international section will be held in April.
‘Confiscation’, ‘In the Levant Time’, ‘Bomb, A Romantic’ and ‘Lottery’ were the movies that were warmly received by the audiences at the public screenings of the first day of the festival.
“At Damascus Time” and “Emperor of Hell” were two films on Daesh extremism and were premiers in the event.
“At Damascus Time” directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia tells the story of an Iranian pilot and his son as copilot who are seized by the Daesh forces in Syria when are in the country to deliver a cargo of humanitarian relief supplies to people in a war-torn region.
Directed by Parviz Sheikhtadi, “Emperor of Hell” reveals the key role that Arab muftis played in the rise of the radicalism of Daesh.