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Taskovski Films sharing films and expertise at Cinema Verité Festival in Iran

When we get the chance to share incredible documentaries with the world, and attend festivals to share our knowledge, we […]

When we get the chance to share incredible documentaries with the world, and attend festivals to share our knowledge, we jump at the opportunity.

This is why we’re so honoured to be part of the Cinema Verité – Iran International Documentary Festival that is currently on in Tehran, until 17 December.

Our Head of Festivals and Theatrical Sales, Anna Berthollet shared he knowledge during a panel discussion at the festival in Tehran on 14 December. At the same time we’re also supporting and encouraging work by Iranian documentary filmmakers.

Anna Berthollet attending Cinema Verité in Iran

Anna Berthollet attending Cinema Verité in Iran

Anna Berthollet (L) during a panel discussion at Cinema Verité

Anna Berthollet (L) during a panel discussion at Cinema Verité

But also more importantly, we get to share films in the Taskovski Films catalogue with the world.  69 Minutes of 86 Days has been hugely succesful at the festival, with a sold out screening with audience members that were willing to sit on the stairs and stand to be able to view the film.

The queue of people waiting to find a seat at the screening of 69 Minutes of 86 Days.

The queue of people waiting to find a seat at the screening of 69 Minutes of 86 Days.

Sold out screening of 69 Minutes of 86 Days

Sold out screening of 69 Minutes of 86 Days

The film deals with the current issue of the migrant crisis, but in a very unique way; it is told from the perspective of a child. That is why we’re proud to be able to share this with audiences and in this way contributing to a very important topic in the world.It is competing in the International Competition Section for Feature Documentary.

Two of our other film are also showing at the festival.

A Bastard Child, fresh from winning a Special Jury mention at the Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People will also be screened. It will compete in the International Competition Section, Another Look. And finally, The Leading Role by Sergey Bukovsky was selected in the non-competition section: Portrait.